- an excellent contribution to the literature on Tibetan medicine in the context of modernity and globalization... The editors do an exceptional job at framing the analyses provided in specific chapters. Their introduction to the volume is wonderfully written and instructive to the reader in regards to the scope and intent of the volume.A" Craig Janes, Simon Fraser University, BC - an excellent volume with many important contributions that fit together well.A" Frances Garrett, University of Toronto
About the Author
Vincanne Adams is Professor and Director of the University of California San Francisco Graduate Program in Medical Anthropology (joint with UC Berkeley). Her books include Tigers of the Snow and Other Virtual Sherpas (Princeton 1996), Doctors for Democracy (Cambridge 1998), Sex and Development (with Stacy Pigg, Duke 2005), and she has authored numerous articles on Tibetan Medicine, modernization, research translation, and women's health based on field research in Central and Eastern Tibet. Mona Schrempf is Research Fellow and part-time Lecturer at the Central Asian Seminar at Humboldt University Berlin, the Horst-Gortz-Institute for Chinese Life sciences, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, and the South Asia Institute at the University of Heidelberg. She has edited several books on Tibetan medicine, health and more general on modernity-Soundings in Tibetan Medicine. Anthropological and Historical Perspectives (Brill 2007); Studies of Medical Pluralism in Tibetan History and Society (International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies 2009); Figurations of Modernity. Global and Local Representations in Comparative Perspective (Chicago University Press 2008). Sienna R. Craig is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Horses Like Lightning: A Story of Passage through the Himalayas (Wisdom Publications, 2008), and the co-editor of Studies of Medical Pluralism in Tibetan History and Society (IITBS forthcoming). Her work has also appeared in scholarly journals, including Medical Anthropology Quarterly; Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry; Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity, and the European Bulletin for Himalayan Studies.