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November 06, 2012

Historic Interactions between Chinese and Vietnamese Medicine

Talk by
C. Michele Thompson
Friday, November 9, 2012 | noon-1pm
1636 School of Social Work Building
International Institute
1080 S. University Ave, Ann Arbor

Co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday-at-Noon Lecture Series and by the American Council of Learned Societies/Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures as a part of the series Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Chinese Medicine.

Abstract: This talk will present the history of the exchange of medical products and knowledge between China and Vietnam. It will challenge the conventional assumption that Vietnamese medicine is Chinese in origin and will note that much of Chinese medicine is actually Vietnamese.

Speaker Biography: C. Michele Thompson is Professor of Southeast Asian History at Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of Vietnamese Traditional Medicine: A Social History (forthcoming, National University of Singapore Press) and co-editor with Laurence Monnais and Ayo Wahlberg of Southern Medicine for Southern People: Vietnamese Medicine in the Making (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012). Her current research projects include the history of smallpox, local treatments for it and the introduction of Jennerian vaccination in the South China Sea littoral; and the history and impact of the scientific discovery on May 21, 1992, of what is now one of the rarest mammals on Earth, the saola.

Posted by zzhu at November 6, 2012 04:39 PM