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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2021, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (2): 119-123.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2021.02.005

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Transformation of modern Chinese medical discourse and its implications: research based on two medical discourse practices of “Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine” and “New Chinese Medicine”

Xu Yufan   

  1. School of Sociology and Political Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
  • Received:2020-08-21 Online:2021-02-28 Published:2021-02-21
  • Contact: Xu Yufan, School of Sociology and Political Science, Shanghai University, No. 99 Shangda Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai 200444. E-mail:527168932@shu.edu.cn

Abstract: In different periods of the integration of Chinese and Western medicine in modern times, Zhang Xichun advocated “Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine” by incorporating Western medicine into the system of traditional Chinese medicine, while Yun Tieqiao suggested the “New Chinese Medicine” based on physiological and pathological standards. This paper selects the theory of exogenous fever in the two medical works for discourse analysis, and identifies three implications behind the difference in medical discourse. Firstly, it represents different emphasis on the absorption and reference of western medicine knowledge. Secondly, it highlights the differences in social structure of different periods and the changes in the strength of the two medical discourses. Thirdly, in different periods of the integration of medicine, modern Chinese medical scientists has changed their attitude from trust to escape about the thinking of traditional Chinese values aided with modern Western ideology, which reveals that medicine has gradually moved from being “traditional” to “modern”.

Key words: discourse analysis, combination of Chinese and Western Medicine, Tradition Chinese and Western Medicine in combination, New Chinese Medicine

CLC Number: 

  • R226