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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2008) 2 (4): 545-566.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Gry Sagli This article discusses the reception of Chinese qigong in a Western context by focusing on the learning and experiencing of qigong in Norway. Drawing on ethnographic material from fieldwork among participants of a style of qigong referred to as Biyun medical qigong , I in particular...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2008) 2 (4): 465-484.
Published: 01 December 2008
... niches of society that offer a cure for bodily ailments but also in respect of those that—in accordance with the way Cartesian dualism has divided health care—are increasingly consumed as aspects of preventive medicine, namely taijiquan , and qigong . 1 7 2008 10 3 2009 © National...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2008) 2 (4): 525-543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Taijiquan T'ai chi ch'uan Martial arts Globalisation Tradition Internal alchemy Qigong Ch'i kung Taijiquan 1 has become increasingly popular worldwide as a Chinese...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2008) 2 (4): 461-464.
Published: 01 December 2008
...氣) and their bodily agility. Medical practitioners typically would engage in meditation, at night, at dawn or dusk, in tranquility, while martial arts practitioners developed meditative practices that also involved movement (ibid.). Notably, the forms of qigong meditation that were popular in the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2009) 3 (1): 27-50.
Published: 01 March 2009
... new surveys of science in China. Each author deals with science in China from a distinctive ethnographic vantage point: one from an examination of the pseudoscience of qigong; another from participation in a HIV/AIDS study in Yunnan Province; the last from both a participation in and analysis of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2015) 9 (4): 429-433.
Published: 01 December 2015
... incantations and acupuncture. Today, as part 10 clearly highlights, the practice of “Chinese medicine” includes many ideas and practices that were not conceived as being properly medical in earlier periods—tai chi chuan, Qigong, the newly coined “medical Qigong”—but came to be included because of what some...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2013) 7 (1): 171-173.
Published: 01 March 2013
... medicine (and related arts of healing and well-being) abound. Nashvillians practice and consume acupuncture, qigong, and herbal therapies in a distinctive setting that is at once American but also intimately connected to a China both imagined and real. Mei Zhan's new study explores how these imagining...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2017) 11 (1): 107-111.
Published: 01 March 2017
... challenged the values and practices of Western society and reassert the importance of ecological balance and individual harmony, as Mark Jackson (2006) notes in his study on allergy. Some of the non-Western medical practices are popular in different areas, like yoga, Qigong, and Chinese (or Oriental...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2018) 12 (2): 185-196.
Published: 01 June 2018
... issues such as that of the allocation of S&T resources. Similarly, in the 1980s the ongoing research and debate on the exceptional function of the human body involved discussions on the relationship between science and the traditional cultural resources of Chinese qigong 气功. Studies of these problems...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2018) 12 (1): 57-79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... purpose of the society was to create an institutional basis for “the first school of Traditional Chinese Medicine” in the CR that would systematically educate students in “all five fields”: acupuncture, phytotherapy, dieting, Tui Na massage, and Qigong. Later, besides education, the Sino-Biological...