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Amazoncom qigong fever body science and utopia in china 9780231140669 david a palmer books. Qigong a regimen of body breath and mental training exercises was one of the most widespread cultural and religious movements of late twentieth century urban china the practice was promoted by senior communist party leaders as a uniquely chinese. In this absorbing and revealing book david a palmer relies on a combination of historical anthropological and sociological perspectives to describe the spread of the qigong craze and its reflection of key trends that have shaped china since 1949 including the search for a national identity and an emphasis on the absolute authority of science. Click on the article title to read more