Elisabeth Hsu. 2001
Innovations in chinese medicine. Hsu E. Cambridge: cambridge University Press; 2001. 442P.
Introduction Elisabeth Hsu; Part I. Mai and Qi in the Western Han: 1. The influence of nurturing life culture on the development of Acumoxa therapy Vivienne Low; 2. Pulse diagnostics in the western Han: how mai and qi determine bing Elisabeth Hsu; Part II. Correlative Cosmologies: 3. Iatromancy, diagnosis, and prognosis in early Chinese medicine Donald Harper; 4. The system of the five circulatory phases and the six seasonal influences, a source of innovation in medicine under the Song (960–1279) Catherine Despeux; Part III. Dietetics and Pharmacotherapy: 5. Dietetics in Tang China: beginnings of a specialised materia dietetica Ute Engelhardt; 6. A Song innovation in pharmacotherapy: some remarks on ‘white arsenic’ and ‘flowers of arsenic’ Frederic Obringer; 7. The Bencao gangmu (classified materia medica) of Li Shizhen – an innovation for natural history? Georges Metailie and Elisabeth Hsu; 8. Robust northerners and delicate southerners: the nineteenth-century invention of a southern medical tradition Marta Hanson; Part V. Rise of the Genre of Medical Case Statements: 9. Yi’an (case statements) – the origins of a genre of Chinese medical literature Christopher Cullen; 10. From case-records to case-histories: the modernisation of a Chinese medical genre, 1912–49 Bridie J. Andrews; Part VI. Medical Rationale in the People’s Republic: 11 A new, scientific and unified medicine: civil war in China and the new Acumoxa, 1945–9 Kim Taylor; 12. Shaping Chinese medicine: two case studies from contemporary China Volker Scheid.