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Title: The Chinese reception of Indian medicine in the first millennium A.D
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: P. U. Unschuld

Description: The author explores the nature of the Chinese reception of Indian medicine and suggests that certain socio-cultural factors and accepted behavioral models prevented the Chinese from fully assimilating Indian medicine into their own medical practices. Indian medicine in China was closely tied to Indian Buddhism. Buddhist Indian medicine offered novel explanations for the causes of sickness, many of which were not universally adopted or were adopted selectively. One reason why Buddhist medicine failed to fully take root in China, the author suggests, is due to its "thereapeutic tolerance" or practical emphasis on using whatever worked to eliminate suffering. Chinese medicine, on the other hand, held firmly to certain practices based on deeply rooted social and political values. (Zach Rowinski 2004-08-07)

Publisher Place: Baltimore, MD
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Normalized publisher place: Baltimore, MD
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.press.jhu.edu/
Published Date: 1979
Subject: History of Chinese Buddhism
History of Medicine
Chinese medicine
Ayurvedic medicine
History of China
Indian medicine
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- History of Medicine
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- Indian Medicine
Cultural Coverage: China
Temporal coverage: 1st century CE
2nd century CE
3rd century CE
4th century CE
Language: English
Series 2 editor:
Source URL: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/bulletin%5Fof%5Fthe%5Fhistory%5Fof%5Fmedicine/
Source: Bulletin of the history of medicine
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 53
Source Number: 3
Source Page Numbers: 329-345
Start Date: 1939
Frequency of publication: Quarterly
Submissions: Guidelines for contributors
ISBN/ISSN: 0007-5140
Location and access number: 394777

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Date Last Modified: 2005-12-20 18:58:02
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