The angry liver, the anxious heart and the melancholy spleen. The phenomenology of perceptions in Chinese culture.

  • Thomas Ots
  • Published 1990 in Culture, medicine and psychiatry


The purpose of this article is to advance a different approach to the phenomenology of the "lived-body." To understand the role of the body in generating culture, traditional constraints influencing bodily perceptions are considered. The alternative is found in the phenomenological method of bodily perceptions. Numerous examples from traditional Chinese… (More)


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