Beyond tradition: ways of knowing and styles of practice in East Asian medicines, 1000 to present


  • Dr Volker Scheid

    University of Westminster

Project summary

East Asian medicines continue to be widely described as traditions, a label that automatically casts these practices in opposition to biomedicine and science even as in clinical research and practice these lines are being blurred. This is a good opportunity to examine afresh East Asian medicines throughout the last one thousand years in and on their own terms. Dr Scheid is researching pharmaceuticals, analysing how physicians in various locales seek to solve concrete clinical problems by engaging with bodies, and analysing East Asian recipes.