Bringing together a wide range of recent scholarship on Tibetan medicine, the edited volumes Tibetan Medicine in the Contemporary World and Medicine Between Science and Religion reflect the exponential growth and maturation in Tibetan studies within the Western academy since China's opening in the 1980s. Considering, as these authors have, medicine's central place in Tibetan religions (both Buddhist and non-Buddhist) and their connected societies, as well as the burgeoning international market for Tibetan medicine (most developed, in fact, within China), the essays within these volumes are well-placed to reveal the contributions that a cross-disciplinary, geographically connected, and comparative approach to Tibetan studies can make to larger academic conversations on religion, science, medicine and society.

As Laurent Pordié notes in his introduction, at the time of the earlier volume's conception in 2001 there was “no specialized work that thoroughly examine[d] this medicine in diverse regions for a given period and, a...

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