Asian Languages & Cultures
History of medicine and science in China; Chinese conceptions of time across the imperial era; food culture, in particular premodern uses of dairy.
202 S. Thayer, Suite 6111; Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
Science, Technology, and Society Program
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2002
Miranda Brown teaches various aspects of Chinese history and the History of Medicine in China. She is currently working on a series of essays on conceptions of time from the Warring States period (ca. 453-221 BC) through the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). She has completed a book,The Art of Medicine in Early China: The Ancient and Medieval Origins of a Modern Archive (2015), which examines the formation of the classical medical tradition during the early imperial period.
In addition, she is the editor of Fragments: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Ancient and Medieval Pasts, published through MPublishing. For a list of her publications, please see her homepage.
Check out her blog on Chinese food history.
Recent Courses Taught
Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Science in Premodern China
Acupuncture: Historical and Contemporary Transformations
- Asian Languages and Cultures