Published in April 2013 by Berghahn, “Manufacturing Tibetan Medicine: The Creation of an Industry and the Moral Economy of Tibetanness” by Martin Saxer looks at the issues facing the production of Tibetan medicine in the PRC today.
From the Berghahn website: “Within a mere decade, hospital pharmacies throughout the Tibetan areas of the People’s Republic of China have been converted into pharmaceutical companies. Confronted with the logic of capital and profit, these companies now produce commodities for a nationwide market. While these developments are depicted as a big success in China, they have also been met with harsh criticism in Tibet. At stake is a fundamental (re-)manufacturing of Tibetan medicine as a system of knowledge and practice. Being important both to the agenda of the Party State’s policies on Tibet and to Tibetan self-understanding, the Tibetan medicine industry has become an arena in which different visions of Tibet’s future clash.”
For direct orders from the publisher there is a flyer with a 50% discount here, valid till the end of July 2013: https://www.berghahnbooks.com/extras/docs/flyer/SaxerManufacturing_9780857457721.html
Otherwise there is always the option to buy the book from Amazon here: http://amzn.to/12age7r
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