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In "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 Details

ISBN: 9780674023970
ISBN-10: 0674023978
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 28mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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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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