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Medicine and Memory in Tibet Amchi Physicians in an Age of Reform / Theresia Hofer. [print]

By: Hofer, Theresia, (19..-....) [author]Contributor(s): Harrell, Stevan, (1947-....) [aui] | Project Muse []Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies on ethnic groups in ChinaDescription: 1 online resource (1 volume XV-286 pages) : illustrations, cartes, couv. illustrations en coulContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780295743004Subject(s): Memoire -- Aspect social -- Chine -- Tibet (Chine) -- 21e siecle | Memoire -- Aspect social -- Chine -- Tibet (Chine) -- 20e siecle | Anthropologie medicale -- Chine -- Tibet (Chine) -- Histoire -- 21e siecle | Anthropologie medicale -- Chine -- Tibet (Chine) -- Histoire -- 20e siecle | Ethnomedecine -- Chine -- Tibet (Chine) -- Histoire -- 21e siecle | Ethnomedecine -- Chine -- Tibet (Chine) -- Histoire -- 20e siecle | Medecins tibetains -- Histoire -- 21e siecle | Medecins tibetains -- Histoire -- 20e siecle | Medecine tibetaine -- Histoire -- 21e siecle | Medecine tibetaine -- Histoire -- 20e siecle | Social networks | Social conditions | Social change | Physicians | Memory -- Social aspects | Medicine, Tibetan | Ethnicity | Changement social -- Chine -- Région autonome du Tibet -- Histoire | Ethnicité -- Chine -- Région autonome du Tibet -- Histoire | Réseaux sociaux -- Chine -- Région autonome du Tibet -- Histoire | Mémoire -- Aspect social -- Chine -- Région autonome du Tibet -- Histoire | Médecins -- Chine -- Région autonome du Tibet -- Histoire | Médecine tibétaine -- Histoire -- 21e siècle | Médecine tibétaine -- Histoire -- 20e siècle | Social change -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- History | Ethnicity -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- History | Social networks -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- History | Memory -- Social aspects -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- History | Physicians -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- History | Medicine, Tibetan -- History -- 21st century | Medicine, Tibetan -- History -- 20th century | China -- Tibet Autonomous Region | Chine -- Relations -- Chine -- Région autonome du Tibet | Région autonome du Tibet (Chine) -- Relations -- Chine | Région autonome du Tibet (Chine) -- Conditions sociales | Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: History. LOC classification: R603.T5R603.T5.H296.M435 2018Online resources: Click here to access online COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission: https://lib.ciu.edu/copyright-request-form
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Foreword/ by Stevan Harrell The Tibetan medical house Medicine and religion in the politics and public health of the Tibetan state Narrative, time, and reform The medico-cultural revolution Reviving Tibetan medicine, integrating biomedicine Looking at illness Glossary.
Summary: Une source inconnue indique : "Medicine on the Margins explores the ways in which Tibetan medical doctors have preserved and revitalized aspects of Tibetan medicine over the past fifty years. During decades of forced sociopolitical and economic upheaval in Tsang Province of China's Tibetan Autonomous Region--with medical texts destroyed or hidden, teachers and lamas imprisoned or otherwise silenced, and almost all trade in medicinal ingredients halted--they had little hope that their 'science of healing' (Sowa Rigpa) would again flourish. Today, however, Tibetan medicine is in vogue, promoted by the Chinese Communist Party as a pillar industry of Tibet and a valuable asset of Tibetans' 'nationality minority culture.' For urban Tibetans, traditional medicine is one of the few areas where a relatively liberal expression of Tibetan identity and language is possible. In urban, medically pluralistic settings it is an easily available resource, while in remote areas, its practice and transmission to the younger generation faces many challenges. The passing away of the last practitioner of a certain pulse-reading or compounding of an herbal formula, for example, could mean the end of a long chain of transmission. For reasons of lack of access, continued repression of nonofficial histories, fear, and loss of living memory, Tibetan medical doctors--the so-called amchi--have been little studied. This volume presents their story, showing how practitioners from Tsang have retained crucial links in the teaching of medical knowledge despite the near-annihilation of monastic Buddhism and 'medical houses."
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Foreword/ by Stevan Harrell The Tibetan medical house Medicine and religion in the politics and public health of the Tibetan state Narrative, time, and reform The medico-cultural revolution Reviving Tibetan medicine, integrating biomedicine Looking at illness Glossary.

Une source inconnue indique : "Medicine on the Margins explores the ways in which Tibetan medical doctors have preserved and revitalized aspects of Tibetan medicine over the past fifty years. During decades of forced sociopolitical and economic upheaval in Tsang Province of China's Tibetan Autonomous Region--with medical texts destroyed or hidden, teachers and lamas imprisoned or otherwise silenced, and almost all trade in medicinal ingredients halted--they had little hope that their 'science of healing' (Sowa Rigpa) would again flourish. Today, however, Tibetan medicine is in vogue, promoted by the Chinese Communist Party as a pillar industry of Tibet and a valuable asset of Tibetans' 'nationality minority culture.' For urban Tibetans, traditional medicine is one of the few areas where a relatively liberal expression of Tibetan identity and language is possible. In urban, medically pluralistic settings it is an easily available resource, while in remote areas, its practice and transmission to the younger generation faces many challenges. The passing away of the last practitioner of a certain pulse-reading or compounding of an herbal formula, for example, could mean the end of a long chain of transmission. For reasons of lack of access, continued repression of nonofficial histories, fear, and loss of living memory, Tibetan medical doctors--the so-called amchi--have been little studied. This volume presents their story, showing how practitioners from Tsang have retained crucial links in the teaching of medical knowledge despite the near-annihilation of monastic Buddhism and 'medical houses."

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