The Dao of Healing (bk)
Lai Pak Wah
CSV Description 1:The last 50 years have seen the popularity of Chinese medicine grow exponentially. In China, Korea, Japan and Singapore, Chinese medicine has been incorporated into their healthcare systems to varying degrees. In the West, it is no longer uncommon for patients to consult Chinese medicine doctors, many of whom are non-Chinese. However, among Christians in many parts of the developed world, Chinese medicine is still viewed with suspicion and negativity. Are these fears justified? How can we better understand the roots and practices of Chinese medicine?
CSV Description 2:The Dao of Healing takes us on an in-depth exploration of the histories and philosophies that have shaped both Western biomedicine and Chinese medicine in order that we might make informed judgements about them. If our call is to “love our neighbours”, we need to be able to dialogue with them on the basis of mutual respect and understanding. Let this book be the catalyst for meaningful and productive conversations across the divide.
CSV Description 3:Author: Dr Pak-Wah Lai is Vice-Principal and Lecturer in Church History & Historical Theology at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology. A graduate from NTU (B.Bus Honors), BGST (Grad Dip CS) and Regent College (MCS, ThM), Pak-Wah completed his PhD at Durham University where he studied the use of rhetoric in John Chrysostom’s theology and ethics. He has published several journal articles and book chapters on Chrysostom’s use of exemplar figures, ascetic ideals and Trinitarian theology. More recently, he has compared the medical anthropologies of the church fathers and the Chinese. Prior to theological studies, Pak-Wah taught Supply Chain Management at the Singapore Polytechnic, and was engaged in Investment Promotion in the Singapore Economic Development Board.