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Call for Discussant: Diet and health in pre-modern East Asia, AAS 2016

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