P.U. Unschuld | Zheng Jinsheng

Chinese Traditional Healing, 3 volume set

The Berlin Collections of Manuscript Volumes from the 16th-20th

  • ISBN: 9789004225251
  • 2012, 3 Vol., 2828 pages


Lieferzeit: ca. 5 - 10 Tage/days


Research on past knowledge, practices, personnel and institutions of Chinese health care has focussed on printed text for many decades. The Berlin collections of handwritten Chinese volumes on health and healing from the past 400 years provide a hitherto unprecedented access to a wide range of data. They extend the reach of medical historiography beyond the literature written by and for a small social elite to the reality of health care as practiced by private households, lay healers, pharmacists, professional doctors, magicians, itinerant healers and others. The nearly 900 volumes surveyed here for the first time demonstrate the heterogeneity of Chinese traditional healing. They evidence the continuation of millennia-old therapeutic approaches long discarded by the elite, and they show continuous adaptation to more recent trends.


P.U. Unschuld

P.U. Unschuld

Prof. Dr. phil. Paul U. Unschuld ist Professor für Theorie, Geschichte und Ethik chinesischer Lebenswissenschaften sowie Direktor des 2006 gegründeten Horst-Görtz-Stiftungsinstituts im Centrum für Human- und Gesundheitswissenschaften der Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Von 1986 bis 2006 war er Vorstand des Instituts für Geschichte der Medizin an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Er studierte in…

Zheng Jinsheng

Zheng Jinsheng

Zheng Jinsheng is Professor and former (1993-1997) Director of the Research Institute for the History of Medicine and Medical Literature of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing.