Lecture Series:Medicincal Delicatessen

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P1000157Lecture Series:
Medicincal Delicatessen
Chinese medicine practitioners and substances in contemporary China
Friday
, June 7, 2013, 3 pm, KWZ, Room 0.609
Dr. Lena Springer
EASTmedicine research centre, University of Westminster, London


Lecture Abstract:
This talk presents findings of a multi-sited ethnography based on recent fieldwork in Sichuan province, China: in a remote region and in a global centre of science and trade. Scholars and medical circles in the region struggle to write its histories. The East-West divide of Sichuan province provides a test-field that reflects the overall geographic and
cultural frictions of the Chinese territorial and symbolic order. I will compare two “medical capitals” (yaodu) in Sichuan province: 1) one of them is contemporarily a global transfer centre for trade and pharma-science, and 2) the other one in the same province has had a similar function in the past but is now situated in the remote (Tibetan) West
of the province. My encounters with providers and prescribers of medicinal substances illustrate how their practice and ways of thinking differ fundamentally from the official map of ethnic relations in China. This is true for both Tibetan and Chinese physicians, in a monastery and in a local clinic.
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The 1st Göttingen East Asia Research Salon

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The 1st Göttingen East Asia Research Salon

P1000982Program_East_Asia_Research_Salon 6.5.2013-001P1000980

Matteo Ricci in East West Music Exchange
May 6, 2013, 6pm  – 8pm
CeMEAS, Seminar Room, Heinrich – Düker – Weg 14, 37073 Göttingen
Presenter:
Wong Tsz, PhD Student, Expert Cultures from the 12th to the 16th century

Commentators:
Thomas Kaufmann, Faculty of Theology/Church History
Axel  Schneider,  Department of East Asian Studies/Chinese History
Katja Triplett, Department of East Asian Studies/Religions in East Asia
Moderator:
Katja Pessl, CeMEAS Coordinator
Program:
Presentation of research project  (max. 20 minutes)
Comments  (20 minutes)
Discussion

CeMEAS will provide coffee and light refreshments, however feel free to bring along additional food and drinks.