Know Your Remedies - Pharmacy & Culture in Early Modern China

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Know Your Remedies presents a panoramic inquiry into China’s early modern cultural transformation through the lens of pharmacy. In the history of China, pharmacy―as a commercial enterprise and as a branch of classical medicine―resists easy characterization. While China’s long tradition of documenting the natural world through state-commissioned pharmacopeias, known as bencao, dwindled after the sixteenth century, the ubiquitous presence of Chinese pharmacy shops around the world today testifies to the vitality of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Language English
Published 2022
Binding PBK
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