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Title Medicine for women in imperial China / edited by Angela Ki Che Leung
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2006]
©2006
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Description 1 online resource (212 pages) : illustrations
Contents COVER13; -- CONTENTS13; -- FOREWORD -- HARRIET T. ZUNDORFER13; -- RECENT TRENDS IN THE STUDY OF MEDICINE FOR WOMEN IN IMPERIAL CHINA -- ANGELA KI CHE LEUNG -- MEDICINE FOR WOMEN IN EARLY CHINA: A PRELIMINARY SURVEY -- ROBIN D.S. YATES13; -- 8220;TEN TIMES MORE DIFFICULT TO TREAT8221; FEMALE BODIES IN MEDICAL TEXTS FROM EARLY IMPERIAL CHINA -- SABINE WILMS13; -- CHILDBIRTH IN EARLY IMPERIAL CHINA -- JEN-DER LEE13; -- DEPLETED MEN, EMOTIONAL WOMEN: GENDER AND MEDICINE IN THE MING DYNASTY -- MARTA E. HANSON13; -- REVIEWS13; -- BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SECONDARY SOURCES ON MEDICINE AND GENDER: EARLY IMPERIAL CHINA -- CHARLOTTE FURTH13; -- INDEX13
Summary This book is the first scholarly work in English on medicine for women in pre-Song China. The essays deal with key issues in early Chinese gynecology and obstetrics, and how they were formulated before the Song when medicine for women reached maturity. The reader will find that medical questions in early China also reflected religious and social issues. The authors, based in North America and East Asia, describe and analyze women's bodies, illnesses, and childbirth experiences according to a variety of archaeological materials and historical texts. The essays reveal a rich and complex picture of early views on the female medical and social body that have wide implications for other institutions of the period, and on medicine and women in the later imperial era
Bibliography "Bibliography of secondary sources on medicine and gender-early imperial China, by Charlotte Furth": pages 201-208
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Subject Women -- Health and hygiene -- China -- History.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Liang, Qizi.
ISBN 128139954X
9781281399540
(paperback)
9789047409922