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Author Zhang, Yanhua.

Title Transforming emotions with Chinese medicine : an ethnographic account from contemporary China / Yanhua Zhang
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 191 pages)
Series SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture.
Contents Introduction -- Chinese medicine : continuity and modern transformations -- The Chinese world of shenti (body-person) -- Contextualizing qingzhi (emotions) -- Understanding Zhongyi clinical classification -- Manifestations of yu (stagnations) -- Clinical process of tiao (attuning) -- Conclusion
Summary "Chinese medicine approaches emotions and emotional disorders differently than the Western biomedical model. Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine offers an ethnographic account of emotion-related disorders as they are conceived, talked about, experienced, and treated in clinics of Chinese medicine In contemporary China. While Chinese medicine (zhongyi) has been predominantly categorised as herbal therapy that treats physical disorders, it is also well known that Chinese patients routinely go to zhongyi clinics for treatment of illness that might be diagnosed as psychological or emotional in the West. Through participant observation, interviews, case studies, and zhongyi publications, both classic and modern, the author explores the Chinese notion of "body-person," unravels cultural constructions of emotion, and examines the way Chinese medicine manipulates body-mind connections." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-186) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Emotions -- Social aspects -- China.
Ethnopsychology -- China.
Medical anthropology -- China.
Medicine, Chinese.
Medicine, Chinese Traditional.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006012941
ISBN 0791469999 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0791470008 (paperback; alk. paper)
1429471360 (electronic bk.)
9780791469996 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780791470008 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781429471367 (electronic bk.)