9780300237238-0300237235-A Way of Life: Things, Thought, and Action in Chinese Medicine (The Terry Lectures Series)

A Way of Life: Things, Thought, and Action in Chinese Medicine (The Terry Lectures Series)

ISBN-13: 9780300237238
ISBN-10: 0300237235
Author: Farquhar, Judith
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 184 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300237238
ISBN-10: 0300237235
Author: Farquhar, Judith
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 184 pages

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Acknowledged authors Farquhar, Judith wrote A Way of Life: Things, Thought, and Action in Chinese Medicine (The Terry Lectures Series) comprising 184 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300237235 and 9780300237238. Since then A Way of Life: Things, Thought, and Action in Chinese Medicine (The Terry Lectures Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A short and thoughtful introduction to traditional Chinese medicine that looks beyond the conventional boundaries of Western modernism and biomedical science

Traditional Chinese medicine is often viewed as mystical or superstitious, with outcomes requiring naïve faith. Judith Farquhar, drawing on her hard-won knowledge of social, intellectual, and clinical worlds in today’s China, here offers a concise and nuanced treatment that addresses enduring and troublesome ontological, epistemological, and ethical questions. In this work, which is based on her 2017 Terry Lectures “Reality, Reason, and Action In and Beyond Chinese Medicine,” she considers how the modern, rationalized, and scientific field of traditional Chinese medicine constructs its very real objects (bodies, symptoms, drugs), how experts think through and sort out pathology and health (yinyang, right qi/wrong qi, stasis, flow), and how contemporary doctors act responsibly to “seek out the root” of bodily disorder. Through this refined investigation, East-West contrasts collapse, and systematic Chinese medicine, no longer a mystery or a pseudo-science, can become a philosophical ally and a rich resource for a more capacious science.
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