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Qigong Fever Body, Science, and Utopia in China by David A. Palmer

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Published by Columbia University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History,
  • Consumer Health,
  • History: World,
  • Asia - China,
  • Buddhism - General,
  • Exercise,
  • History / Asia,
  • Asia - General,
  • General,
  • Political aspects,
  • Qi gong,
  • Social aspects

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9341272M
ISBN 100231140665
ISBN 109780231140669

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