1. Encounters, Receptions, Transformations of Asian medicine in Western medical and academic contexts
Asian medicines have become the subjects of formal university degrees in Western medical schools, the social sciences and in the humanities. They are also positioned state legislation as cognate to alternative, folk and/or traditional Western medicines. We invite reflection on how Asian medicines have been positioned and understood within these contexts.
Questions to discuss:
- Do the perceived similarities between traditional Asian and European medicines represent homologies between the systems, or are they a product of their common non-modernity, constructed out of common contestation with biomedical authority?