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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies


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Dr Sare Aricanli

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Sare Aricanli is a historian of late imperial/early modern China, with particular interest in medical history.

Sare’s current research examines institutional plurality in the organization of imperial medicine, as well as the intersection of human and equine medical realms during the 18th century. She is also interested in history of science, textual transmission, ritual, and the multiplicity of linguistic and cultural realms. Sare has received fellowships including the Fulbright-Hays IIE for conducting doctoral research, and the China Scholarship Council for her master’s study at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

Research Interests

  • Chinese history, late imperial/early modern
  • History of medicine
  • History of science
  • Ritual
  • Text

Teaching Areas

  • History of China
  • History of medicine in China
  • History of science in China
  • Late imperial Chinese society and culture
  • Rituals in China
  • Women in China


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