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I am seeking a discussant for a panel proposal for AAS 2016 (Seattle, March 31-April 3) on changing concepts of diet and health in pre-modern East Asia. The papers are mostly China-focused but the discussant need not be; we would also welcome a Japan or Korea specialist to broaden the conversation and engage a diverse audience. The topics of the four papers are:
*yangsheng 養生 (“nourishing life”) concepts in a Southern Song recipe collection
*the place of milk in classical Chinese medical knowledge
*Muslim and Han Chinese understandings of diet and health
2016 American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting
Call for Papers
Please note: In addition to papers on the 18th and early 19th centuries, we are also very interested in scholarship that focuses on the late 15th to 17th centuries. So if you are working on pharmacopoeias or related issues in these earlier years please do send us a proposal. Thank you.