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Acknowledgments The present volume is one of the results of a long-term research project on medicine in premodern Japan that I embarked upon in late 1993, supported by a generous grant from the Japan Foundation. Since that first step into a new area of research, I have been fortunate to receive support from a number of people and institutions. Without this, my window on the riches of medical history would have been far smaller. My biggest debt of gratitude is owed to the Department of the History of Medicine of the Oriental Medicine Research Institute of the Kitasato Institute in Tokyo, and to its head, Professor Kosoto Hiroshi. In addition to facilitating my access to Chinese and Japanese medical texts, Professor Kosoto has generously provided various introductions, shared his knowledge, and fielded what must have seemed over the years endless questions about terminology, citations, interpretation, and materia medica. The department has ensured a productive research environment by allowing me unfettered access to its facilities, providing “my” desk, and has made it possible to enjoy convenient lodgings. Researchers and staff in the department have provided a wide variety of assistance. Of the many individuals, I would like to thank in particular Mayanagi Makoto (now of Ibaragi University), Machi Senjūrō (now of Nishōgakusha University), Amano Yōsuke, Tomobe Kazuhiro, Guo Xiumei, Minamizaki Kumiko, and Ōtsu Yukie. Professor Mayanagi has generously shared his expertise in Chinese medical bibliography , his knowledge of the broader field, and I have enjoyed his company at a number of international conferences; the 2010 Mito conference was especially memorable. Professor Hanawa Toshihiko, head of the Research Institute, has also provided his encouragement. Among others who have been generous with their time and knowledge , I would like to thank Professor Sakai Shizu of Juntendo University for facilitating my initial contacts in the world of Japanese medical history; x acknowledgments and the late Mr. Sōda Hajime for sharing his expertise and part of his private collection. At an early stage of my research, the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo provided valuable support; Professors Kuroda Hideo, Ishigami Eiichi, and Kondō Shigekazu were both professionally and personally very helpful. I am grateful also to the resources and staff of the Kyōu Shooku of Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Ōsaka, of the Naitō Kinen Kusuri Hakubutsukan in Aichi, and of the Naikaku Bunko of the National Archives of Japan in Tokyo. Many others have provided various support, materials, opportunities to present fruits (sometimes raw) of research, or feedback. I would like to thank Bruce Batten, Alex Bay, Tom Conlan, Ed Drott, Karl Friday, Frances Garret, Bettina Gramlich-Oka, Alan Grapard, TJ Hinrichs, Ann Jannetta, Bill Johnston, Neil McMullin, Lori Meeks, Kate Nakai, Nabeshima Naoki, David Neilson, Elizabeth Oyler, David Quinter, Luke Roberts, Ken Robinson, Nathan Sivin, Mark Unno, Haruko Wakabayashi, and Duncan Williams. Bruce has also provided thoughtful counsel and furnished the maps that grace the book. I would also like to thank Yun Xia for generously providing me with her meticulous and informed proofreading on more than one occasion. Some elements of this book (mainly in chapters 2, 3, and 5) have appeared in earlier versions in an article in the Japanese Journal of Medical History, an article in Monumenta Nipponica (MN ), and in a chapter of the edited collection Tools of Culture. That material has, however, been substantially reshaped and expanded, and in the case of the MN article, some portions were not utilized. That is, this book represents an expansion, evolution , updating, and culmination of research rather than a reproduction of earlier material. At the University of Hawai‘i Press, I would like to thank Pat Crosby for her encouragement, various suggestions, and professionalism. The efforts of Stephanie Chun and Lee S. Motteler in the editorial and copyediting phases have also been greatly appreciated. I wish also to express my thanks to the two reviewers of the manuscript for their rigorous and extensive feedback; it has been very helpful. At the Kyoto National Museum, I wish to express my gratitude to Director General Sasaki Jōhei and to Ms. Sakaguchi Satoko for facilitating the permission to use, and the acquisition of, the image from Kano Tanyū's Kishitsu emaki (held in the Museum's collection) which is used on the cover. acknowledgments xi I will also take this opportunity to thank some people without whose support my career would have taken a very different path: my mother, Beth Perry Goble, for her belief in knowledge and...


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