Chinese Medicine Men: Consumer Culture In China And Southeast Asia


by Cochran, Sherman

Chinese Medicine Men: Consumer Culture In China  And Southeast Asia

Price:  US$73.10   (SGD91.38*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 242 pages
Published:  2006, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  0674021614
SB#:  040610 (171)

About This Book

One of the largest export industries in pre-World War II China was in Chinese medicines and pharmaceuticals. This study shows how in the period 1880-1950 the industry developed, often under the direction of family networks, so that it spread throughout China, Southeast and East Asia. Traditional, innovative, and foreign techniques are shown to have worked together with political factors in the creation of a new consumer culture. With black-and-white illustrations, bibliography and index.


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