9780231189361-0231189362-Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources

Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources

ISBN-13: 9780231189361
ISBN-10: 0231189362
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover 424 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780231189361
ISBN-10: 0231189362
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover 424 pages

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Over the centuries, Buddhist ideas have influenced medical thought and practice in complex and varied ways in diverse regions and cultures. A companion to Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources, this work presents a collection of modern and contemporary texts and conversations from across the Buddhist world dealing with the multifaceted relationship between Buddhism and medicine.

Covering the early modern period to the present, this anthology focuses on the many ways Buddhism and medicine were shaped by the forces of colonialism, science, and globalization, as well as ruptures and reconciliations between tradition and modernity. Editor C. Pierce Salguero and an international collection of scholars highlight diversity and innovation in the encounters between Buddhist and medical thought. The chapters contain a wide range of sources presenting different perspectives rooted in distinct times and places, including translations of published and unpublished documents and transcripts of ethnographic interviews as well as accounts by missionaries and colonial authorities and materials from the contemporary United States and United Kingdom. Together, these varied sources illustrate the many intersections of Buddhism and medicine in the past and how this nexus continues to be crucial in today’s global context.

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