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By Joseph S. Alter

Medical platforms functionality in particular cultural contexts. it's common to talk of the drugs of China, Japan, India, and different geographical regions. but just about all formalized clinical platforms declare common applicability and, therefore, are able to go the cultural limitations that include them. there's a severe stress, in thought and perform, within the methods neighborhood clinical structures are conceptualized as "nationalistic" or inherently transnational. This quantity is worried with questions and difficulties created by way of the friction among nationalism and transnationalism at a time whilst globalization has significantly advanced the inspiration of cultural, political, and financial boundedness.

Offering various views, the members handle questions comparable to: How do states drawback themselves with the modernization of "traditional" drugs? How does the worldwide hegemony of technology permit the nationalist articulation of different medication? How do international discourses of technology and "new age" spirituality facilitate the transnationalization of "Asian" medication? As a growing number of Asian clinical practices pass barriers into Western tradition throughout the approval for yoga and herbalism, and as Western medication unearths its means east, those structures of which means develop into inextricably interrelated. those essays examine the bigger implications of transmissions among cultures.

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