Creation of Value

The Enigma Concerning Dr. Tsungming Tu’s Research in Traditional East Asian Medicine: On the Creation of Value in Integrative Medicine

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Sean Hsiang-lin Lei
Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica TAIWAN and Institute of Science, Technology and Society, Yangming University

This article intends to solve a pair of salient enigmas in the history of medicine in modern Taiwan: Why did Dr. Tsungming Tu, a widely acclaimed representative of medical modernity in Taiwan, provide consistent support to research in traditional East Asian medicine?  Reversely, why has Dr. Tu’s research vision long been criticized as backward-looking and even anti-science?  This article argues that Dr.

Citation: 
Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, Number 11 (October 2010 ), 201 -286
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