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Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan
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Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War

Andrew Edmund Goble


This is the first book-length exploration in English of issues of medicine and society in premodern Japan. The book expands the parameters of the study of medicine in East Asia and introduces the dynamics of interaction and exchange that coursed through the East Asian macro-culture. It explores these themes primarily through the two extant works of the Buddhist priest and clinical physician Kajiwara Shōzen (1265–1337), who was active at the medical facility housed at Gokurakuji temple in Kamakura, the capital of Japan's first warrior government. Shōzen was a beneficiary of the efflorescence of ... More

Keywords: premodern Japan, Japanese medicine, Japanese society, Kajiwara Shōzen, Ton'ishō, Man'apō, printing, medieval Japan, Chinese medicine, materia medica

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835002
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835002.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Edmund Goble, author
University of Oregon