Chinese Medicine, an Open Empire? Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine Book Launch and Mini Conference

23 Nov 2022 at 10.00 PM - 24 Nov 2022 at 02.00 AM Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Prospective Students, Public
Organised by:
Michael Stanley-Baker


  • UK: 2pm – 6pm, 
  • Singapore, Taiwan: 10pm – 2am 
  • New York: 9am – 1pm



IAS Forum (and ONLINE!) 

Room G17, Ground Floor, South Wing, UCL 

Gower Street London WC1E 6BT 

United Kingdom

Please view poster for schedule and more information.  Full Programme - Chinese Medicine an Open Empire

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine is an extensive, interdisciplinary guide to the nature of traditional medicine and healing in the Chinese cultural region, and its plural epistemologies. Established experts and the next generation of scholars interpret the ways in which Chinese medicine has been understood and portrayed from the beginning of the empire (third century BCE) to the globalisation of Chinese products and practices in the present day, taking in subjects from ancient medical writings to therapeutic movement, to talismans for healing and traditional medicines that have inspired global solutions to contemporary epidemics. 

Organiser: Michael Stanley-Baker 

Michael Stanley-Baker is Assistant Professor in History at the School of Humanities, and of Medical Humanities at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. An historian of Chinese medicine and religion, particularly Daoism, he works on the early imperial period as well as contemporary Sinophone communities. Currently completing a monograph on medicine and religion as related genres of practice in China, he also produces digital humanities tools and datasets to study the migration of medicine across spatio-temporal, intellectual and linguistic boundaries.