Needles, Herbs, Gods and Ghosts
China, Healing and the West to 1848
By (author) Linda L. Barnes
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Needles, Herbs, Gods and Ghosts by Linda L. Barnes
Book DescriptionIn "Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts", Linda Barnes leads us back to the 13th Century to uncover the story of the West's earliest known encounters with Chinese understandings of illness and healing. As Westerners struggled to understand new peoples unfamiliar to them, how did they make sense of equally unfamiliar concepts and practices of healing? She has unearthed numerous examples of Western missionaries, merchants, diplomats, and physicians in China, Europe, and America encountering and interpreting both Chinese people and their healing practices.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674023970
(235mm x 155mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Linda L. Barnes
Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, Paperback (December 2015)
Written in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor seeks information from his minister Ch'I-Po on questions of health and the art of healing, this document deals with Chinese medicine. It provides the historical and philosophical foundations of traditional practices that have seen a dynamic revival in China and throughout the West.
Chinese Medicine and Healing, Hardback (January 2013)
This illustrated history is a comprehensive introduction to Chinese healing practices across time and cultures. Global contributions from 58 scholars in archaeology, history, anthropology, religion, and medicine make this a vital resource for those working in East Asian or world history, medical history, anthropology, biomedicine, and healing arts.
Religion and Healing in America, Paperback (January 2005)» View all books by Linda L. Barnes
During the 1990s, the American cultural landscape changed dramatically and religious healing became a commonplace feature. The essays in this book chart this new reality. Each of the papers offers a particular case study. Many emphasize gender, race, ethnicity, and class as key components of healing experiences.
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Author Biography - Linda L. Barnes
Linda L. Barnes is Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, and Visiting Lecturer in Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
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