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1. Introduction: The Politics of Culture and Medicine 1 2. Ayurvedic Acupuncture-Transnational Nationalism: Ambivalence About the Origin and Authenticity of Medical Knowledge 21 JOSEPH S. ALTER 3. Deviant Airs in "Traditional" Chinese Medicine 45 VIVIENNE LO AND SYLVIA SCHROER 4. Reinventing Traditional Medicine: Method, Institutional Change, and the Manufacture of Drugs and Medication in Late Colonial India 67 S. IRFAN HABIB AND DHRUV RAINA 5. Health and Medicine in British India and the Dutch Indies: A Comparative Study 78 DEEPAK KUMAR 6. Nationalism, Transnationalism, and the Politics of "Traditional" Indian Medicine for HIV/AIDS 88 CECILIA VAN HOLLEN 7. Mapping Science and Nation in China 107 NANCY N. CHEN 8. Sanskrit Gynecologies in Postmodernity: The Commoditization of Indian Medicine in Alternative Medical and New-Age Discourses on Women's Health 120 MARTHA ANN SELBY 9. China Reconstructs: Cosmetic Surgery and Nationalism in the Reform Era 132 SUSAN BROWNELL vi Contents Notes 151 References 163 List of Contributors 177 Index 181 Acknowledgments 189