Chinese Medicine
Mountain Retreat for Escaping Summer's Heat
Detail of "Mountain Retreat for Escaping Summer's Heat,"
ca. 1900. Located about 250 km northeast of Beijing
in Rehe (Jehol) now modern-day Chengde.

Research Interests

Marta Hanson's research interests span the following subjects in Chinese history: the history of Chinese science and medicine; history of epidemics and disease in China; conceptions of space, the body, native-place identity, and ethnicity; imperial, regional, and local traditions in Chinese medicine; the relationship between visual and textual representations in medical texts; the interaction between vernacular and elite medical knowledge; Chinese arts of memory related to hand mnemonics; and the social, cultural, and intellectual history of late imperial China.



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