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January 10, 2013

Public lecture: Tradutorre, Oktosi: Qing Bodies After "Chinese Medicine"

Professor Carla Nappi (University of British Columbia)

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 4pm-6pm, 1014 Tisch Hall

Co-sponsored by the U-M Department of History and by the American Council of Learned Societies/Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the U-M Department of Asian Languages and Cultures as part of the series “Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Chinese Medicine.”

Abstract: Situating the history of medicine within a broader context of empire in Chinese early modernity transforms the way we understand science and medicine in relation to a historical notion of “China.” Paying special attention to the ways that translation shaped how bodies and their norms were understood in the Qing (1644-1912), this talk will consider the ways that a medical body emerged from Manchu, Tibetan, Mongolian, Chinese, and other language practices.

Speaker biography: Carla Nappi is Canada Research Chair in Early Modern Studies and Assistant Professor of History at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of The Monkey and the Inkpot: Natural History and Its Transformations in Early Modern China (Harvard University Press, 2009) as well as numerous articles on global medicine in trans-Asian history. Her current book projects include Illegible Cities: Translating Early Modern China and Recipes for Exchange: Drugs and Empire in Chinese Early Modernity.

Posted by zzhu at January 10, 2013 02:10 PM