"A Way of Life: Things, Thought, and Action in Chinese Medicine"
"A Way of Life: Things, Thought, and Action in Chinese Medicine" developed from a series of lectures at Yale in 2017. The book offers a philosophical introduction to Chinese traditional medicine. Reflection on the things recognized by Chinese medicine presents fresh problems in ontology. A reading of scholarly writing and thought in the field proposes a challenging epistemology. And a view of Chinese medical action through a pragmatic lens suggests that there is no thing or thought outside of practical imperatives.
*P. Sean Brotherton will serve as Discussant. Professor Brotherton is Associate Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College at the University of Chicago.
Judith B. Farquhar is Max Palevsky Professor Emerita of Anthropology and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago and the Faculty Director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. Professor Farquhar's research interests include medical anthropology; anthropology of everyday life; popular culture studies; post-structural and critical theory; China.
Initiated in 2016, this annual series showcases CEAS faculty, alumni, and special guests who provide author talks and book launches as a way to engage the broader community in conversations regarding key scholarship on East Asia.
This event is co-sponsored with the Seminary Co-op Bookstores.
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