Towards a science of touch, part II
- Representations of the tactile experience of the seven Chinese pulses indicating danger of death in early modern Europe
This paper concerns a pre-modern 'science of touch' - Chinese pulse diagnostics - and it discusses four different means by which Chinese physicians represented and described the tactile experience of sensing different pulses: (a) by use of similes, (b) with descriptive verbs and adjectives, (c) by comparing one pulse to the other and contrasting the two from each other, and (d) by a visual representation of the tactile experience. The material for the article is taken from treatises in early ...Expand abstract
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- The full-text of this article is not available in ORA, but you may be able to access the article by clicking on the DOI or publisher copy links on this record page. Dr Hsu is now based at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.
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