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The West’s leading authority on Chinese medicine is a German academic who sees the discipline as a way of understanding an ancient civilization rather than a cure for ailments

aul U. Unschuld has translated Chinese medical texts and amassed a collection of statues and manuscripts from the field, but he has never tried traditional Chinese medicine.
10 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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