HIST 4045 The History of Medicine in China (Fall: 3 )
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.
Instructor(s): Nicole Barnes
Last Updated: 22-Feb-14