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Neither Donkey nor HorseMedicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity$
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Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226169880

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.001.0001

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The Chinese Medical Revolution and the National Medicine Movement

The Chinese Medical Revolution and the National Medicine Movement

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(p.97) 5 The Chinese Medical Revolution and the National Medicine Movement
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Neither Donkey nor Horse
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Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.003.0005

Chapter 5 documents the key historic events that led to the rise of the National Medicine Movement. In March 1929, the National Board of Health unanimously passed a resolution to abolish the practice of traditional Chinese medicine. In response, proponents of Chinese medicine held a massive public demonstration in Shanghai and, for the first time ever, organized themselves into a national federation. This mobilization gave birth to the National Medicine Movement, effectively starting what would become a decade-long collective struggle between two styles of medicine. Instead of resisting the state, however, the proponents of this movement developed the vision of a “national medicine” and actively struggled to create a closer alliance between Chinese medicine and the Nationalist state. As they fought for the new professional interests that had been created and sanctioned by the state, this Movement was dedicated to pursuing upward mobility for practitioners of Chinese medicine by way of the state.

Keywords:   Yu Yan, Tan Yankai, Chinese Medical Revolution, National Medicine, school of Chinese medicine, state, abolishing Chinese medicine, National Goods

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