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Judith Farquhar

Judith Farquhar is Max Palevsky Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Knowing Practice: The Clinical Encounter of Chinese Medicine, Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist China, and Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology of Material Life.

Titles by This Author

Nurturing Life in Contemporary Beijing

Ten Thousand Things explores the many forms of life, or, in ancient Chinese parlance “the ten thousand things” that life is and is becoming, in contemporary Beijing and beyond. Coauthored by an American anthropologist and a Chinese philosopher, the book examines the myriad ways contemporary residents of Beijing understand and nurture the good life, practice the embodied arts of everyday well-being, and in doing so draw on cultural resources ranging from ancient metaphysics to modern media.