Chinese Medicine in East Africa

An Intimacy with Strangers
by Elisabeth Hsu (Author)
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Based on fieldwork conducted between 2001-2008 in urban East Africa, this book explores who the patients, practitioners and paraprofessionals doing Chinese medicine were in this early period of renewed China-Africa relations. Rather than taking recourse to the ‘placebo effect’, the author explains through the spatialities and materialities of the medical procedures provided why -  apart from purchasing the Chinese antimalarial called Artemisinin -  locals would try out their ‘alternatively modern’ formulas for treating a wide range of post-colonial disorders and seek their sexual enhancement medicines.

Format
EPUB
Protection
DRM Protected
Publication date
July 15, 2022
Publisher
Collection
Page count
440
ISBN
9781800735576
Paper ISBN
9781800735569
File size
1 MB
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