Using DocuSky’s Tagstats tool and attaching adding metadata for using with Palladio/Tableau

The following is a simple guide to accessing and analyzing the Daozang (Daoist Canon) via DocuSky's tool known as Tagstats, which allows you to upload your own list of vocabulary and locate it within the entire canon. (DocuSky's English interface is forthcoming. Steps below will not require any knowledge of Chinese) 1. Using DocuSky's Tagstats … Continue reading Using DocuSky’s Tagstats tool and attaching adding metadata for using with Palladio/Tableau

Why Medicine and Religion?

Until recently, the history of Chinese medicine has been one of genealogies, of histories of texts that were composed or compiled at one point in time, and then edited into different forms by various individuals or groups over time.  It was a history of great books and great men.

But these histories, constructed narratives of elites and their texts, do not do service to the vast majority of healthcare in China, which was practiced by a broad range of people - from family members, first and foremost, to mendicants, herb-sellers, masseurs, cooks, attendants, priests, monks and ascetics....