Michael Stanley-Baker specializes in the history of Chinese medicine and religion, particularly Daoism. He received his PhD from University College London, and has worked and studied at Indiana University, Bloomington; Academia Sinica, Taipei; and the Needham Institute, Cambridge. He has done fieldwork with healers in Taiwan and China, and also has a clinical degree in Chinese medicine from Ruseto College, Boulder CO. He currently serves as treasurer on the council of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicines, and as an associate of the UCL China Centre for Health and Humanities.
Stanley-Baker, M. (2014). Drugs, destiny and disease in medieval China: situating knowledge in context. Daoism: Religion, History and Society, 6, 113-156.Read more
Stanley-Baker, M. (2014). Review of: Bumbacher, Stephan P.: Empowered writing: exorcistic and apotropaic rituals in medieval China. St. Petersburg, FL: Three Pines Press 2012. Journal of Chinese Religions, 42(1), 103-106.Read more
Stanley-Baker, M. (2014). Review of: Smith, Thomas E.: Declarations of the perfected. Part one: Setting scripts and images into motion. St. Petersburg, FL: Three Pines Press 2013. Daoism, 6, 376-382.Read more
Stanley-Baker, M. (2014). Review of: Unschuld, Paul U. and Zheng Jinsheng: Chinese traditional healing: the Berlin collections of manuscript volumes from the 16th through the early 20th century. Leiden: Brill 2012. Asian Medicine, 7(2), 494-495.Read more
Stanley-Baker, M. (2013). Daoists and Doctors: The Role of Medicine in Six Dynasties Shangqing Daoism. PhD Thesis, University College London.Read more