Jingjing Xiang

Assistant Professor, Asia-Japan Research Institute, Ritsumeikan University*Profile is at the time of the award.

2024Inamori Research GrantsHumanities & Sociology

Research topics
Influences of Japanese Kampo Medical Books on China in the First Half of the 20th Century: Exploring East Asian Ideological Exchange
This study examines the exchange of medical knowledge between Japan and China, illustrating that it extends beyond the unilateral influence from Chinese classical medical texts to Japan, also acknowledging influences from Japan to China. While previous research has primarily focused on the transformation of thought resulting from the annotation and dissemination of the "Shanghan Lun" in early modern East Asia, this study seeks to elucidate the impact of Japanese Kampo medical texts on various aspects of modern China in the first half of the 20th century. Specifically, it will utilize previously unused historical sources to examine the influence of Japanese writings on Chinese classical medical texts accumulated in early modern Japan on the medical and intellectual landscape of modern China.


This study aims to elucidate the exchange of information and its reciprocal impact on Oriental medicine (including Kampo medicine and Chinese medicine) between Japan and China. Through this study, I hope to shed light on a new aspect of the history of cultural exchange between Japan and China from the angle of medical book research, and to contribute to building a more positive relationship between the two countries.

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