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Globalizing Chinese Medicine in the 17th Century: 'Translation' at Work

Brown University presents a day-long symposium, during which scholars from all over the world will discuss Chinese medicine with a specific focus on its rapid dissemination and translation during the 17th century.

October 17, 2014 12:00am to October 18, 2014 12:00am

On October 17-18, Brown will be hosting the symposium "Globalizing Chinese Medicine in the 17th Century: Translation at Work." John F. Nickoll Professor of History and Director of Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Harold Cook organized the event, which will bring together scholars from all over the globe to discuss the dissemination of Chinese medical knowledge in the early modern world.

The concept of translation will be central to the symposium on multiple levels. As participants discuss the globalization of Chinese medical knowledge in the seventeenth century, they will be sharing some of the latest research on the ways that knowledge is communicated and modified as it is exchanged between languages and cultures. By bringing together scholars with different linguistic skills and geographical specialties, the event will also showcase collaborative efforts that cross the boundaries of discipline and regional specialization.

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