Journal article

Localised Communities and Mass Healing Practice: The Case of Guangxi, China

L Du

Anthropology - Open Journal (ANTPOJ) | Openventio Publishers | Published : 2017

Abstract

Healing, as a way of maintaining health in human beings, has been derived primarily from social and cultural concepts and events. This article investigates what may be termed as ‘mass healing practice’ and the way in which this form of healing has been passed down through generations in Guangxi’s local communities. It examines the environmental as well as social and cultural elements underlying the localised healthcare tradition and analyses how this form of mass healing practice continues to largely exist on its own in present day Guangxi. This article briefly compares mass healing practice with the practice of modern western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine in other social context..

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