Southern Medicine for Southern People and Vietnamese Traditional Medicine reflect an important moment in the study of the history of Vietnamese traditional medicine (VTM) and its relationship to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Together these books highlight the considerable advances that have been made in recent years in understandings of the history of medicine in Vietnam and open up the conversation in several new directions. They will especially appeal to EASTS readers as they explicitly address broadly Asian themes. In their choice of topics and their treatment of sources, both books examine the connections, networks, exchanges, and linkages that speak to the question of what unifies, and what separates, Vietnamese and Chinese medicines, cultures, and societies. Selections from both books could be profitably assigned in advanced undergraduate courses on the history of medicine, science and technology studies, and public health.

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