Chinese Medicine and Transnational Transition during the Modern Era

Commodification, Hybridity, and Segregation

Editors: Islam, Md. Nazrul (Ed.)

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  • Argues that the transnational transition of Chinese medicine has increasingly segregated the practice
  • Synthesizes the twenty first century development in the education and hospital practice of Chinese medicine in China and could be seen as revival of apprenticeship practice
  • Examines the commodification and contamination of Chinese medicine by the drug and health product manufacturers to meet the market demand
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This volume analyses the transition of Chinese medicine during the modern era, and the development of product and service niches in selected countries: China, Malaysia, Japan and the Philippines. By investigating the major actors behind the transition, it explores in what way and to what extent these actors affect the transition. It argues that the transnational transition of Chinese medicine is caused not only by spontaneous cultural and social factors, i.e. population growth, technological innovation and acculturation, but also by hegemonic political and economic factors such as Western influence, adoption of the philosophy of modern state, and global commodification of indigenous medical specialties.


About the authors

Md. Nazrul Islam is an Associate Professor at the General Education Office, BNU-HKBU United International College. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Hong Kong; an MSc in Community Health and Health Management from Heidelberg University; and a Bachelor’s (First Class Honours) in Anthropology from Jahangirnagar University. Dr Islam has held visiting positions at the University of British Columbia, the University of Hong Kong, and Ateneo de Manila University. He is the author of Chinese and Indian Medicine Today-Branding Asia, published by Springer (2017).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Islam, Md. Nazrul

  • The Origin and Systematic Development of Chinese Medicine Education in China from Historic Time to Date

    Pages 23-35

    Xue, Pei (et al.)

  • The Evolution and Role of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Healthcare System and Integrated Medicine in China

    Pages 37-56

    Zhou, Hong

  • Tibetan Healing Traditions, Scientific Commodification, and Cultural Identity

    Pages 59-73

    Vargas-O’Bryan, Ivette

  • Medical Marketplaces, Commercialism, and Chinese Medicine in the Cholera Pandemic in Southeast Coastal China, 1961–1965

    Pages 75-94

    Fang, Xiaoping

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Medicine and Transnational Transition during the Modern Era
Book Subtitle
Commodification, Hybridity, and Segregation
Editors
  • Md. Nazrul Islam
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-9949-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-9949-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-9948-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 222
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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