Chinese Medicine in East Africa

Chinese Medicine in East Africa
Author : Elisabeth Hsu
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Total Pages : 398
Release : 2022-07-08
ISBN 10 : 9781800735576
ISBN 13 : 180073557X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Medicine in East Africa Book Description:

Based on fieldwork conducted between 2001-2008 in urban East Africa, this book explores who the patients, practitioners and paraprofessionals doing Chinese medicine were in this early period of renewed China-Africa relations. Rather than taking recourse to the ‘placebo effect’, the author explains through the spatialities and materialities of the medical procedures provided why - apart from purchasing the Chinese antimalarial called Artemisinin - locals would try out their ‘alternatively modern’ formulas for treating a wide range of post-colonial disorders and seek their sexual enhancement medicines.

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