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Emperor and Eunuch in Late Imperial China: A Complex Relationship

National Humanities Center 7 T.W. Alexander Drive, Durham, NC

In imperial China, eunuchs were household servants of the emperor, their duties generally limited to cooking, cleaning, and other mundane chores. At times, however, they became influential members of the government, their power even eclipsing that of officials and the … Continued

Institution and the Wild: Salvaging and Sorting Traditional Medicines in China

National Humanities Center 7 T.W. Alexander Drive, Durham, NC

China has a distinguished modern history of supporting its national heritage of traditional medical knowledge. In recent years, research has focused on traditional medicine of the minority nationalities of China. This “multicultural” process expresses particular features of Chinese state power … Continued

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