Bian Receives Honorable Mention from Association for Asian Studies Book Prize

February 24, 2022
He Bian with her book Know Your Remedies

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.