Professor He Bian received Honorable Mention for the 2022 Joseph Levenson Prize (China, Pre-1900) from the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) for her book, Know Your Remedies: Pharmacy and Culture in Early Modern China (Princeton University Press, 2020). The Joseph Levenson Prizes are awarded to the English-language books that make the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China. Know Your Remedies presents a panoramic inquiry into China’s early modern cultural transformation through the lens of pharmacy.
He Bian is Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Princeton University. She is a historian of late imperial China and a historian of science.