Unformatted text preview: 2. What effect did the revolution of 1949 have on medicine and medical practice? 3. What is Dr. Shen’s opinion of folk healers, and why do you think he holds these views? Although he is a “traditional” healer, why is he not a folk healer? 4. What opinions are expressed in the film about Western medicine? How is “traditional” medicine understood to be different from Western medicine? 5. In several scenes Dr. Shen is treating a patient who thinks that a cockroach has taken on human characteristics. How does the he treat the patient? Do his treatment methods reflect a holistic, mindbody synthesis?...
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- Spring '07
- Cultural Anthropology, Dr. Shen