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- DescriptionWithin a mere decade, the creation of a Tibetan medicine industry in the People's Republic of China has resulted in hospital pharmacies throughout the Tibetan areas of China being converted into pharmaceutical companies. Confronted with the logic of capital and profit, these companies w produce commodities for a nation-wide market. While these developments are depicted as a big success by the Chinese government, they have been met with harsh criticism in Tibet. At stake is a fundamental (re-)manufacturing of Tibetan medicine as a system of kwledge and practice. Being both important to the agenda of the Party State's policies on Tibet and to Tibetan self-understanding, the Tibetan medicine industry has become an arena where different visions of Tibet's future clash.
- Author BiographyMartin Saxer received a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oxford and is currently a research fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. He has worked on the history and contemporary practice of Tibetan medicine in Russia (Buryatia) and Tibet since 2003; he is the producer and director of the documentary film Journeys with Tibetan Medicine (www.anyma.ch/journeys).
- Author(s)Martin Saxer
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication22/05/2013
- SubjectIndustrial Studies: General
- Series TitleEpistemologies of Healing
- Series Part/Volume Number12
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Note20 ills
- Weight576 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
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