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Discourse as Cultural Struggle$
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Xu Shi

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098114

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.001.0001

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The Discourse of Chinese Medicine and Westernization

The Discourse of Chinese Medicine and Westernization

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(p.154) (p.155) 10 The Discourse of Chinese Medicine and Westernization
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Discourse as Cultural Struggle
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Zongjie Wu

Qingxia Lü

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.003.0010

This chapter presents a critical analysis of the cultural struggle within traditional Chinese medical discourse. The findings reveal how the generic structure and the epistemological essence of the Chinese traditional practice are undermined by technologization of the language. The results also indicate that this trend toward a scientification of medicine tradition poses a threat to cultural integrity in general and to Chinese medicine heritage in particular.

Keywords:   medical discourse, Chinese medicine, technologization, scientification, cultural integrity

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