Asaf Goldschmidt received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a Professor of East Asian Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is currently the Director of the Confucius Institue in Tel Aviv University. His main research interest is history of Chinese medicine and science, history of the Song dynasty, history of public health, drug trade and consumption, and medical practice. His first book The Evolution of Medicine in China: The Song Dynasty, 960-1200, was published by RoutledgeCurzon Press 2008 as part of the Needham Research Institution Series. His second book Medical Practice in Song-Dynasty China: The Case Histories of Xu Shuwei (1080-1154), which is a full translation of Xu Shuwei’s 90 cases on Cold Damage disorders along with lengthy introduction, was accepted for publication by Springer as part of the Archimedes book series. His current projects focus on the history of the Imperial Pharmacy in China and on the history of medical case records.
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