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The reception and transformation of homeopathy in Japan

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This thesis examines from a medical anthropological viewpoint how the practice of the newly imported complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been transplanted, received and transformed in Japan. More specifically, I focus on homeopathy, which was introduced into Japan in the late 1990s.

To address the research question, I focus on the practice of homeopathy from the anthropological viewpoint. The adoption of any new form of medicine is influenced by the prevailing medical, ...

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Green Templeton College, University of Oxford; Otemae University
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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford
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Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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