They have accomplished this challenging task by bringing together the essays of an impressively large number of authors from all over the world. The fifty-eight authors include practitioners of Chinese medicine working in disparate global locations and scholars from a broad range of disciplines, including history, anthropology, literature, religion, and medicine.
This treasure chest of contributors provides a rich variety of theoretical approaches and cultural perspectives. The book ambitiously addresses concepts of illness, life and death in different time periods, the shifting social status of physicians and healers, [End Page ] competition among different types of healers, diverse ways of healing, and the multidirectional migration of healing practices. The volume is clearly written, well organized, and almost encyclopedic in breadth.
These short pieces with bylines interspersed within the larger chapters cover a broad range of topics: e. These focus pieces anecdotes, essays, and interviews play an instrumental role in expanding on a number of topics not fully addressed in the main narrative, and they also add a richness and diversity to our understanding of the practice of medicine and healing. In general, they are short enough that the occasional tensions that result from differing theoretical orientations among the authors do not block the flow of the main text.
Some of the pieces provide factual descriptions, others present a sense of mystery, while still others revise the existing historical understanding. For example, the biographical description of Li Shizhen not only gives a general introduction of this important historical character, but also discusses his intellectual activities and circles from a comparative perspective. The essay on fertility control and demographics in late imperial China also includes a revision However, Xu Jing was not unbiased in his observations and supplemented his work with unreliable information from earlier chronicles—a fact often ignored in previous studies of the Illustrated Account.
In a substantial introduction to his translation, Sem Vermeersch not only places this important work in its historical context, but also reveals both the sources used by the author and the merits and limits of his observations, allowing historians of medieval Korea to make fuller use of this singular primary source. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings.
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