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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 9–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Judith Farquhar Opening with a contrast between the pulse-reading practices of traditional Chinese medicine doctors in clinics and the objective data on pulses provided by the electronic pulsometer, this discussion analyzes the qualitative judgments involved in medical diagnosis and therapy...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 335–351.
Published: 01 September 2013
... serve as signs of the inner condition of the body. However, what do we make of such procedures as the ngotsar tsardün , the “seven wondrous pulses”? Through reading these pulses, one can detect the situation within a family by observing the pulse of a senior member, discover whether a traveler about to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 17–37.
Published: 01 March 2019
... monitor structural defects and functional changes in bodies. Prior to the 1850s, doctors largely gave credit to their own art of medicine rather than a machine’s number. They had been taking and reading patient pulses since ancient times. Throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 107–139.
Published: 01 March 2014
...-creates. The second genealogy shows zheng to be central to a much older series of redefinitions of Chinese medicine and Chinese medical practice that extend from the eleventh century to the present. Read together, these two genealogies—neither of which should be seen as exhaustive—raise three important...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 March 2014
... more “reliable” by reading the pulse through “pulsometers” and other technical devices so as to liberate it from the distortions of human subjectivity. Yet, as Farquhar shows, the pulsometers gather dust while clinicians and their patients continue to place their trust in the “magic” of touch. They do...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 505–511.
Published: 01 September 2013
... ( 1995 ) and Joseph Alter's Asian Medicine and Globalisation ( 2005 ). 2 The more anthropologically oriented publications show perhaps more internal consistency, as their contributors read and responded to each other's work, where the latter volumes evidently broadened the horizons of the field by...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2018) 12 (1): 57–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
...) collected articles on current developments in the “living traditions” of Asian medicines—for example, articles on the various ways to understand and deal with the English-language standardization of CM ( Pritzker 2014 ) and objectifications of CM pulse-reading practices ( Farquhar 2014 )—that challenge...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 623–625.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Comprehensive Edition of the Horse Classic . It became the standard work on equine medicine during Chosŏn period upon publication. Systematically organized, the book includes sections on diagnosis by pulse and by oral examination. The largest part of this book is dedicated to discussions of the “56 major...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 467–486.
Published: 01 September 2013
... frightening experience. He began school in his village at the age of five; this was in the middle of the Cultural Revolution. Here he learned to read and write Tibetan. It was very much a traditional form of education. There was no paper, and the students had to write on ash spread on wooden boards. First...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 429–433.
Published: 01 December 2015
... explicitly targeted by this book, it will be a crucial introductory guide to the field, with its rich background and solid safeguards against oversimplification. In particular, it should be read by those, in Europe or in France at least, who make a living teaching “Chinese medicine” and who often, through...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2014
... , like past versions of the same document, “can…be read as a kind of treaty, a bloodless set of numbers obscuring the behind-scenes battles informing its creation” ( Bowker and Star 1999 : 66), and the battles are far from over. It is the day before the opening of the 2006 annual conference of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 251–256.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Dr. Lee, a distinguished Chinese medical practitioner. Lee diagnoses patients by combining Chinese medical concepts such as xuhuo 虛火 (depleted fire) and chi 尺 (a pulse-taking point) with Western biomedical tests. Law and Lin believe that the mode of Lee's work indicates a new postcolonial...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 161–183.
Published: 01 June 2017
... twentieth century. Yumoto's blessings might suggest that hospital officials were shrewdly navigating the new political realities of eastern China, having recently fallen under Japanese military control, by enlisting the support of an influential Japanese figure. But a closer reading of the journal reveals...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 421–451.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the province of Jiangxi; and he deepened his knowledge by reading the works of two major Ming physicians: Zhang Jiebin 张介宾 (1563–1640) and Xue Lizhai 薛立斋 (ca. 1488–1558). We also learn that during his apprenticeship, despite limited and especially unsafe means of transportation at the time, Cheng...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 507–524.
Published: 01 December 2008
... ). Other difficulties arise from the Chinese medical theory which differs greatly from the biomedical conceptual models that are usually applied in acupuncture studies. For example, how can a Western diagnosis be translated into a Chinese one that is based on pulse and tongue diagnosis to describe abnormal...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 275–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 東醫寶鑑, as a young man, Hŏ Chun 許浚 served as Yu Hŭi-ch'un's family doctor. The latter asked Hŏ Chun to examine the pulse of his close friend Na Sa-hwon to determine the existence and degree of palsy. 15 Consequently, Yu Hŭi-ch'un delegated to Hŏ Chun the diagnosis and treatment of his wife's...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 March 2014
... sent a horseman to fetch him. The physician felt Uncle's pulse and forehead. Then he burned a piece of root he had just taken from the forest. He mixed its ashes with thin rice soup and gave the mixture to Uncle. The next day, the fits of delirium were gone. Uncle ate the special soup several more...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 211–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., she has been university trained in both Chinese medicine and Western biomedicine, and, unlike some of her older colleagues, she works with both, too. We take this from our field notes: “Your pulse is like a guitar string. That means you have ‘depleted-fire’ (xū huô, 虛火) in the liver (meridian...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 465–485.
Published: 01 November 2012
...,” in EASTS in 2009 . In this article, widely read in Taiwan, Lin explained how illegal reassembled cars could survive against the government's clampdown. He described the rise of reassembled cars, their negative image, the government's ban policy, and their plural roles in rural areas. He asked why...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 93–121.
Published: 01 March 2008
... threaten their home islands. How did the Japanese respond? Remarkably, before they learned Dutch or English or French, tens of thousands of Japanese studied how to read and write the Chinese classical language (古文) in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries using the native reading and writing approach...