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Talk by C. Pierce Salguero "Buddhism & Medicine in Medieval China"

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

McNeil Building 103

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While often overlooked by historians of Chinese science and medicine, Buddhism shaped a major portion of the medical landscape of medieval China. From talismans and mantras to pharmaceuticals and healing meditations, Dr Salguero will provide an overview of the Buddhist medical ideas and practices that circulated in that era, as well as their lasting influences on mainstream Chinese medicine.

Dr. Salguero is author of Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China, published by University of Pennsylvania Press in 2014, and is Associate Professor at the Abington College of Penn State University.