Imagining acupuncture : images and the Westernization of Asian medical expertise
Bivins, Roberta E. (2012) Imagining acupuncture : images and the Westernization of Asian medical expertise. Asian Medicine, Volume 7 (Number 2). pp. 298-318. ISSN 1573-420XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15734218-12341255
While an increasing number of studies have now examined the textual transmission of medical knowledge from one culture to another, less work has been done on the role and impact of medical images and image-making in knowledge transmission and reception. Here, drawing on the example of acupuncture, I assess the ‘translation’ of images, their adaptation in response to the visual norms and medical politics of the receiving culture, and their enduring effects on early responses to Chinese medical expertise and practices in Europe.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Asian Medicine|
|Place of Publication:||Leiden|
|Book Title:||Chinese medicine : a visual history|
|Page Range:||pp. 298-318|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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