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HIST 4045 The History of Medicine in China (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course covers fundamental concepts of Chinese medicine from its textual foundations in the Han dynasty (ca. 206 BCE-220 CE) to the present, illustrating the plasticity of China's medical traditions across the ages. Two-week units cover Chinese medicine from its philosophical and practical foundations through the formation of state medicine in the twentieth century. The class introduces Chinese medicine as a conglomeration of multiple traditions and bodies of knowledge that have suited distinct purposes throughout the course of history, and presents China's medical system as a living component of society, simultaneously responding to and shaping Chinese people's needs and desires.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Nicole Barnes

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills Non-Western Requirement for History Majors


Last Updated: 22-Feb-14