Janet Gyatso on Medicine, Buddhism, and the Body in Early Modern Tibet

By Chase Caldwell Smith and Jeffery C. J. Chen

Janet Gyatso speaks about her book, 'Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet', discussing topics including the entanglement of Buddhism and medicine in Tibet, the cross-cultural influences of diverse medical traditions on Tibetan medicine, and the importance of adopting a non-Eurocentric perspective when studying ways of knowing, debating, and gathering information about the human body and the natural world.

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