Australia and Hong Kong: Comparing Regional Influences on Chinese Medicine Education

Brosnan, C, Chung, V, Zhang, A and Adams, J 2019, 'Australia and Hong Kong: Comparing Regional Influences on Chinese Medicine Education' in Kara Chan and Dong Dong (ed.) Traditional Chinese Medicine-Professionalization and Integration in Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong Press, Hong Kong, pp. 17-42.


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Title Australia and Hong Kong: Comparing Regional Influences on Chinese Medicine Education
Author(s) Brosnan, C
Chung, V
Zhang, A
Adams, J
Year 2019
Title of book Traditional Chinese Medicine-Professionalization and Integration in Hong Kong
Publisher City University of Hong Kong Press
Place of publication Hong Kong
Editor(s) Kara Chan and Dong Dong
Start page 17
End page 42
Subjects Traditional Chinese Medicine and Treatments
Summary Chinese medicine has a rich history that has only been made more complex by its integration with Western biomedicine. Legitimization of Chinese medicine in biomedicine-dominated health systems, such as that in Hong Kong, has posed significant issues. This anthology of articles explores relevant social issues related to various Chinese medicine treatments, including acupuncture and medicinal oils, as well as insight into practitioner licensing and public perception. Each chapter tackles a topic related to the complicated process of legitimizing knowledge and power within a specific social and historical context. Written by professors and researchers with extensive knowledge of Chinese medicine, government regulation, and sociology, this collection provides an overview of the challenges and current social context of Chinese medicine that affect students and practitioners of Chinese medicine, health and para-health biomedical professionals, and patients alike. Traditional Chinese Medicine: Professionalization and Integration in Hong Kong is the first book in the Mediated Health Series, which focuses on the effects of media, lifestyle, doctor-patient communication, and the economy on health and aims to help inform medical decisions and enhance the wellbeing of individuals.
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