The Body in Asia

The Body in Asia

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The past few decades have seen growing interest in the study of the body. However, the increasing number of exciting and influential publications has primarily, if not exclusively, focused on the body in Western cultures. The various works produced by Asian scholars remain largely unknown to Western academic debates even though Asia is home to a host of rich body cultures and religions. The peoples of Asia have experienced colonization, decolonization, and now globalization, all of which make the 'body in Asia' a rewarding field of research. This unique volume brings together a number of scholars who work on East, Southeast and South Asia and presents original and cutting edge research on the body in various Asian cultures.Henry Kinga#39;s The Madras Manual of Hygiene, published in 1875, for example, specifically details the ways in which the ... perceive [sic] the force of the saying: Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat [Those whom God has a mind to destroy, He first deprives of their senses] (Arnold 1988: 156). ... See also Amrith 2006: 9).

Title:The Body in Asia
Author:Bryan S. Turner, Zheng Yangwen
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2009-11-15


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