Culture, Philosophy, and Chinese Medicine: Viennese Lectures (Culture and Knowledge #22) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 22 in the Culture and Knowledge series.


Chinese medicine is a culturally dependent art of healing deeply rooted in the culture and philosophy of the country it originated from: China. This book has three independent but progressive parts, each bearing the title of one of the three courses taught by the author as a visiting professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Vienna University, in the 2010-2011 winter semester, namely: Overview of Chinese Culture through Chinese Characters, Fundamental Concepts of Classical Chinese Philosophy and The Importance of Metaphors in Chinese Medicine, which are in the fields of philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and intercultural philosophy, aiming to reveal the essence of philosophy of Chinese language, classical Chinese philosophy and Chinese medicine within the context of a global, multicultural background. This book sums up the author's research outcome of the last few years in an area of study on culture, philosophy and Chinese medicine which has been too often misunderstood or insufficiently emphasized.

About the Author

Fengli Lan is associate professor for applied linguistics and Chinese Medicine at the Foreign Language Teaching Center at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her research fields include Chinese Medicine, applied linguistics, and the philosophy of science, esp. intercultural and translation studies on Chinese Medicine.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783631619810
ISBN-10: 3631619812
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: June 14th, 2012
Pages: 399
Language: English
Series: Culture and Knowledge