Judith Farquhar is a cultural and medical anthropologist
whose research focuses on traditional medicine and everyday life in China. She
is the author of Appetites: Food and Sex
in Postsocialist China (Duke, 2012) and Knowing
Practice: The Clinical Encounter of Chinese Medicine (Westview, 1996) and
co-editor of Ten Thousand Things:
Nurturing Life in Contemporary Beijing (MIT, 2012). She has contributed a
number of writings on critical theory to such collections as Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the
Anthropology of Material Life (Duke, 2007), which she co-edited. Farquhar
is faculty director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing.
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