This book is the first comprehensive account of the history of Chinese medicine to be written in English in a generation. By this virtue alone, TJ Hinrichs and Linda L. Barnes—and the authors they have brought together—have made a significant contribution to the field. This accessible and informative volume will be of interest to a wide range of scholars, students, Chinese medical practitioners, and general readers.

The book's contents are divided chronologically, with chapters covering the pre-imperial, Han, medieval, Song-Jin, Yuan-Ming, Qing, Republic of China, and People's Republic of China eras, as well as contemporary Chinese medicine in the United States and worldwide. The chapters are written by leading scholars of the respective periods, including Constance A. Cook, Vivienne Lo, Fan Ka-wai, Angela Ki Che Leung, Yi-Li Wu, Bridie J. Andrews, Volker Scheid, and the two editors themselves. The format of the book ensures that one can read (or assign)...

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