Psychiatry and Chinese History

  title={Psychiatry and Chinese History},
  author={Howard Chiang},
Introduction: Historicizing Chinese Psychiatry - Howard Chiang Part I: Historical Precedents 1 Exorcising Dreams and Nightmares in Late Ming China - Brigid E Vance 2 Emotional Therapy and Talking Cures in Late Imperial China - Hsiu-fen Chen 3 Medicaments and Persuasion: Medical Therapies for Madness in Nineteenth-Century China - Fabien Simonis Part II: Missionary Investments 4 Psychiatric Space and Design Antecedents: The John G Kerr Refuge for the Insane - Peter Szto 5 An Iron Cage of… Expand
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