The Tenth Anniversary of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing

10th Anniversary of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing

Judith Farquhar

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Judith Farquhar

Max Palevsky Professor Emerita of Anthropology and of Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology
Faculty Director, The University of Chicago Center in Beijing (2016-19)
The University of Chicago

Judith Farquhar conducts research on traditional medicines, popular culture, and everyday life in contemporary China. Anthropological areas of interest include medical anthropology; the anthropology of knowledge and of embodiment; science and technology studies; critical theory and cultural studies; and theories and practices of reading, writing, and translation. She is the author of Knowing Practice: The Clinical Encounter of Chinese Medicine (1994), Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist China (2002), and Ten Thousand Things: Nurturing Life in Contemporary Beijing (2012). Several of these books have been published in Chinese. She co-edited Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology of Material Life as well as several journal special issues. She is also a founding convener of the transdisciplinary Translating Vitalities collective. Two more recent book projects are A Way of Life: Things, Thought, and Action in Chinese Medicine (2020) and Gathering Medicines: Nation and Knowledge in China’s Mountain South (March 2021).