Professor Elisabeth Hsu

  • Elisabeth Hsu is Professor in Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Green Templeton College. She is co-founder and course director of the medical anthropology master¹s courses since 2001 and co-founded a post-doctoral Anthropology research group on Eastern medicines and religions in 2006. Her research interests lie within the fields of medical anthropology and ethnobotany; language and text critical studies. They concern Chinese medicine; the transmission of knowledge and practice; the phenomenology of the body; pulse diagnosis; touch, pain, feelings, emotions, and sensory experience. One of her most recent projects involves collaborations with Shanghai TCM University for the translation of about two hundred qinghao (Artemisia annua L.) polypharmacy recipes textually recorded between 340 – 1911 CE.