Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the National Humanities Center
China has a distinguished modern history of supporting its national heritage of traditional medical knowledge. In recent years, research has focused on traditional medicine of the minority nationalities of China. This “multicultural” process expresses particular features of Chinese state power as it engages and manages local variation. And it reveals many forms of life that escape nation-state projects.
This discussion considers the relations in practice between grassroots medical institution-building and the healing powers that both inform it and evade it.