The Qing Emperors’ Medicine: Reform, Practice, and Exchange in Eighteenth-Century China

(Dr. Sare Aricanli - Durham University)

Who were the emperors’ doctors in the Qing dynasty? The practitioners came from differing backgrounds, and their patients included the emperor as well as members of the imperial family, dignitaries, guests etc. These medial practitioners utilized a range of techniques, some of which rested at the boundary between human and animal care. This talk will introduce the changing dynamics between medical figures in the emperors’ service, while considering the purposes that medicine served for the state, where the exchange of knowledge and organizational reform constituted key aspects of Qing state medicine.

  • Mo, 25. Jun 2018, 18.00 Uhr

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