The Transmission and Practice of Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicine is a medical system that was developed in China over a long period of time and has subsequently spread over the rest of the world, especially over recent decades. This study aims first to identify this medicine and to examine the changes that accompanied its institutionalisation in the People’s Republic of China starting in the 1950's, then to set out the continuities and breaking points that have characterised the ways in which it is transmitted, from traditional apprenticeship training to the development of national university syllabuses. It then looks into the way in which Chinese medicine has faced up to biomedicine and sets out a comparative analysis of the paradigms of these two systems, before describing the way in which this exotic medicine has been received and adapted in the West. This makes it possible to grasp the difficulties and issues involved in its globalisation and the increasingly pressing need, from the perspective of university teaching and research, for a more complete, objective and pragmatic approach to studying it.
Index by keyword :Chinese medicine, history of medicine, transmission, university, medical systems comparison
Éric Marié, « The Transmission and Practice of Chinese Medicine », China Perspectives [Online], 2011/3 | 2011, Online since 30 September 2011, connection on 25 March 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/5613Top of page
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