Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

6 The Evolution of ‘Learning’ in Early Modern Japanese Medicine

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In the context of Japan's medical world of the second half of the sixteenth century Manase Dōsan possessed professional qualifications of the highest level. He treated famous warrior leaders, emperors, and court aristocrats, as is attested by the numerous extant copies of the books he wrote at their request. In Tōryū igaku no gen'i, Dōsan, who laid the foundation of the medicine of the Edo Period, leaves a record of his own medical education and outlines the educational program that he had developed for "our school of medicine". The scholarship of Dōsan's teachers strongly had the character of a secret tradition, but Dōsan brought his scholarly knowledge into the public domain through his lectures on the Chinese texts. He also established a graded curriculum for studying the "medicine of our school", which he based on his own writings.

Keywords: Chinese texts; Edo Period; Japan's medical world; Manase Dōsan; Manase Gensaku



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Listen, Copy, Read — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation