Tuesday, April 12, 2016

"American Chinese Medicine: Orientalized Biopower" at Pitt, April 13.

The Chinese-language University of Pittsburgh Facebook page 匹茲堡大學 shares news of a "American Chinese Medicine: Orientalized Biopower" talk on Wednesday, April 13. The Department of Religious Studies is presenting the event, and summarizes:
This talk is based on an ethnographic study of Chinese medicine in the United States. Informed by interviews with key practitioners and fieldwork at educational institutions, it demonstrates how Caucasians shape the way Chinese medicine is practiced, viewed, and sanctioned in the United States, often marginalizing those who brought the medicine to the this country.

Tyler Phan is completing a dissertation on "American Chinese Medicine." He has an M.A. in Religions (SOAS), M.Ac. in Acupuncture (Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine), and B.A. in Religious Studies (University of Pittsburgh).
The talk begins at 12:00 pm in 602 Cathedral of Learning (map) and is free and open to the public.