Journal article icon

Journal article

Towards a science of touch, part II

Subtitle:
Representations of the tactile experience of the seven Chinese pulses indicating danger of death in early modern Europe
Abstract:

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
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.1080/713650610

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Cambridge
Department:
Faculty of Oriental Studies
Publisher:
Carfax Publishing
Journal:
Anthropology & Medicine Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
3
Pages:
319-333
Publication date:
2000-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-2910
ISSN:
1364-8470
URN:
uuid:c8e02b1f-e67a-40a1-b108-b37f18aa9584
Local pid:
ora:2954

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP