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Michael Stanley-Baker

Postdoctoral Fellow (Feb 2017-Aug 2017)

PhD

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.

Projects

Mapping Drugs across Epistemic and Geographic Domains in Early Medieval China

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Charting Interior and Exterior Worlds: Towards a Social Geography of Medieval Chinese Healthcare

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Selected Publications

Stanley-Baker, M. (2017). 'Indian Massage' from Sun Simiao’s 'Prescriptions worth a thousand in gold'. In C. P. Salguero (Ed.), Buddhism and medicine: an anthology of premodern sources (pp. 533-537). New York: Columbia University Press.

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Stanley-Baker, M., & Yang, D. (2017). Dung, hair and mungbeans: household remedies in the Longmen recipes. In C. P. Salguero (Ed.), Buddhism and medicine: an anthology of premodern sources (pp. 454-477). New York: Columbia University Press.

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Stanley-Baker, M., & Ho, B. (2015). Mapping drugs across epistemic and geographic domains: a case study for early medieval China.

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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.

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Events

Conference

Studies of Knowledge in Eurasia and Africa: Issues of Methodology and Future Perspectives

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Workshop

Unusual Lives: Historicizing Life as a Problem of Knowledge

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Tracking Material Practice: Searching for Situated Knowledge of Asian Drugs in Medieval Chinese Religious Texts
跟踪物質實踐: 搜索情境化的亞洲醫藥知識與中國中古宗教文獻為例

7th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2016

DADH
New Digital and Critical Tools for the History of Medicine and Religion

Wellcome Library History of Premodern Medicine Seminar

Transforming the Archive: Digital and Critical Tools to for Situating Medicine in the Daoist and Buddhist Canons

American Association of Asian Studies, Toronto

AAS
Transforming the Archives of Chinese Medicine and Religion

Stanford DHAsia Residency

DHAsia