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Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China by Wen Hua (review)

Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China by Wen Hua (review) 94 China Review International: Vol. 20, Nos. 1 & 2, 2013 The remaining chapters examine the tumultuous changes Chinese medicine underwent in the twentieth century and how the legacy of these changes continues to influence its development today. The impact of modernization on Chinese medicine during the fledgling democracy of the Republic of China is discussed in chapter 7, which included attempts to abolish traditional practices and led to the creation of new institutions and the reinvention of acupuncture. Biomedically dominated practices under the communist regime of the People's Republic of China is the focus of chapter 8, when early efforts at integration led to the creation of barefoot doctors and the global dissemination of China's traditional healing arts. This, in turn, led to a conflict between proponents of classical Chinese medicine and those in favor of the biomedicalization of traditions, such as acupuncture and herbology, both in the pursuit of legitimacy. This is further explored in the final two chapters, 9 and 10, as traditional practices become part of a larger debate on the role of alternative medicine in the modern world. These chapters also examine the various routes of transmission to the West, and the modern http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China by Wen Hua (review)

China Review International , Volume 20 (1) – Jan 22, 2013

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94 China Review International: Vol. 20, Nos. 1 & 2, 2013 The remaining chapters examine the tumultuous changes Chinese medicine underwent in the twentieth century and how the legacy of these changes continues to influence its development today. The impact of modernization on Chinese medicine during the fledgling democracy of the Republic of China is discussed in chapter 7, which included attempts to abolish traditional practices and led to the creation of new institutions and the reinvention of acupuncture. Biomedically dominated practices under the communist regime of the People's Republic of China is the focus of chapter 8, when early efforts at integration led to the creation of barefoot doctors and the global dissemination of China's traditional healing arts. This, in turn, led to a conflict between proponents of classical Chinese medicine and those in favor of the biomedicalization of traditions, such as acupuncture and herbology, both in the pursuit of legitimacy. This is further explored in the final two chapters, 9 and 10, as traditional practices become part of a larger debate on the role of alternative medicine in the modern world. These chapters also examine the various routes of transmission to the West, and the modern

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Published: Jan 22, 2013

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