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Author Salguero, C. Pierce, author.

Title Translating Buddhist medicine in medieval China / C. Pierce Salguero.

Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed H  610.931 SALG    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  610.931 SALG    AVAILABLE
Physical description 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Encounters with Asia.
Encounters with Asia.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-237) and index.
Contents The Buddhist Medical Transmission -- Translators and Translation Practice -- Translating Medicine in Buddhist Scriptures -- Rewriting Buddhist Medicine -- Popularizing Buddhist Medicine.
Summary Illuminates and analyzes the ways Chinese Buddhist writers understood and adapted Indian medical knowledge and healing practices and explained them to local audiences. By integrating religious studies, translation studies, and literature with the history of medicine, the book reconstructs the crucial role of translated Buddhist knowledge in the vibrant medical world of medieval China.
Subject Buddhist medicine -- China -- History.
Medicine, Chinese -- China -- History.
Buddhism -- China -- History.
Buddhist literature -- Translations into Chinese -- History and criticism.
Medicine -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Medicine, Medieval -- China.
China -- Civilization -- 221 B.C.-960 A.D.
China -- Civilization -- 960-1644.
China -- Civilization -- Buddhist influences.
ISBN 9780812246117 (hardcover : alk. paper)
081224611X (hardcover : alk. paper)