This course is a comparative historical exploration of the striking differences and unexpected similarities between traditional conceptions of the body in East Asian and European medicine; the evolution of beliefs within medical traditions; and the relationship between traditional medicine and contemporary experience. The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Culture and Belief 11.

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Shigehisa Kuriyama

Shigehisa Kuriyama

Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard University

PhD Harvard University

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