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This book examines the theory and practice of traditional medicine in modern China. Farquhar describes the logic of diagnosis and treatment from the inside perspective of doctors and scholars. She demonstrates how theoretical and textual materials interweave with the practical requirements of the clinic. By showing how Chinese medical choices are made, she considers problems of agency in relation to different forms of knowledge. Knowing Practice will be of value not only to anthropologists interested in medical practice but also to historians and sociologists interested in the social life of technical expertise and traditional teachings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813330167
ISBN-10: 0813330165
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Judith Farquhar

Judith Farquhar is associate professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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