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The Resource Novel medicine : healing, literature, and popular knowledge in early modern China, Andrew Schonebaum

Novel medicine : healing, literature, and popular knowledge in early modern China, Andrew Schonebaum

Label
Novel medicine : healing, literature, and popular knowledge in early modern China
Title
Novel medicine
Title remainder
healing, literature, and popular knowledge in early modern China
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Schonebaum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Printed novels, guides to daily life, and practical medical texts were relatively new in sixteenth-century China, but they quickly became popular and influential. Novel Medicine shows how fiction shaped and was shaped by medical discourse and how it popularized practical, vernacular kinds of knowledge. A vibrant exchange among literary, commercial, and medical spheres resulted in a web of texts that produced distinct genealogies of romantic and sexual disease, iconographic lineages of heroic doctors, and medicalized attitudes toward reading. Novel Medicine interrogates how fiction incorporated, created, and disseminated medical knowledge. Conversely, it demonstrates how practical medical texts employed literary devices and figurative strategies to propagate information. Employing interdisciplinary strategies, it examines the dynamic interplay between discourses of fiction and medicine as well as their representations of illnesses and healers. Critical readings of fictional and medical texts, as well as sources such as fiction commentary, criticism, medical manuscripts, newspapers, essays, print images, and biographies inform an understanding of the body in early modern China. These readings also provide a counterpoint to prevailing narratives that focus on the 'literati' aspects of the novel, showing that these texts were not merely read, but were used by a wide variety of readers and for a range of purposes. This inquiry into the intersections of kinds and sources of knowledge--fictional and real, elite and vernacular--illuminates the history of reading and daily life and challenges us to rethink the nature of Chinese literature"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schonebaum, Andrew
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese fiction
  • Chinese fiction
  • Healing in literature
  • Medicine in literature
  • Diseases in literature
  • Medical literature
  • Literature and society
  • Books and reading
  • Popular culture
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Books and reading
  • Chinese fiction
  • Chinese fiction
  • Diseases in literature
  • Healing in literature
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Literature and society
  • Medical literature
  • Medicine in literature
  • Popular culture
  • Qing Dynasty (China)
  • China
  • Literatur
  • Chinesisch
  • Medizin
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Reading
  • Medical Writing
  • China
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
Label
Novel medicine : healing, literature, and popular knowledge in early modern China, Andrew Schonebaum
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginning to read : some methods and background -- Reading medically : novel illnesses, novel cures -- Vernacular curiosities : medical entertainments and memory -- Diseases of sex : medical and literary views of contagion and retribution -- Diseases of Qing : medical and literary views of depletion -- Contagious texts : inherited maladies and the invention of tuberculosis -- Chinese character glossary
Control code
ocn936379694
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295806327
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40025856737
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct5311
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936379694
Label
Novel medicine : healing, literature, and popular knowledge in early modern China, Andrew Schonebaum
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginning to read : some methods and background -- Reading medically : novel illnesses, novel cures -- Vernacular curiosities : medical entertainments and memory -- Diseases of sex : medical and literary views of contagion and retribution -- Diseases of Qing : medical and literary views of depletion -- Contagious texts : inherited maladies and the invention of tuberculosis -- Chinese character glossary
Control code
ocn936379694
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295806327
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40025856737
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct5311
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936379694

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