Healing Powers and Modernity: Traditional Medicine, Shamanism, and Science in Asian Societies


Connor and Samuel explore the present state of a range of healing traditions in their Asian locales. The peoples examined include relatively remote populations such as the Iban of Sarawak, the Temiar of Malaysia, and the Sasak of Lomboko, as well as rural South Indians and Malays, the people of South Korea's modern industrial cities, and Tibetans both in Chinese-controlled Tibet and in the refugee settlements of North India.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Linda H. Connor
  • Laurel Kendall
  • Carol Laderman
  • Kalpana Ram
  • Mark Nichter
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001


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