Social Studies of Herbal Pharmaceutical Industry in Asia (PharmAsia Network)
Founded in 2012 | Cermes3; University of Westminster, London; Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud, Paris; Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, Paris
Coordinator: Laurent Pordié (Cermes3)
PharmAsia is an international research network dedicated to studying the pharmaceutical industrialization of Asian medicine.In spite of the remarkable growth of this industry in the last three decades, the academic work in this field is still sparse.This multidisciplinary network aims to contribute to the development of this important domain of study.PharmAsia explores the relations between globalization and therapeutic innovation processes, regulatory and legal appropriation systems, and global market building of in a world region playing an ever greater role in the pharmaceutical sector and more broadly, in the global economy and its regulation.Our current sites of research are located in India, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Indonesia.
Members of the network: Vincanne Adams (San Francisco), Madhulika Banerjee (New Delhi), Calum Blaikie (Vienna), Maarten Bode (Amsterdam), Cheris Chan (Hong Kong), Burton Cleetus (New Delhi), Lucie Dejouhanet (Schœlcher), Jean-Paul Gaudillière (Paris), Anita Hardon (Amsterdam), Elisabeth Hsu (Oxford), Stephan Kloos (Vienna), Wen-Hua Kuo (Taipei), Hsueh-yi Lin (Madison), Eunjeong Ma (Pohang), Harilal Madhavan (Bangalore), Martin Saxer (Munich), Mona Schrempf (London), Maki Umemura (Cardiff), Jan van der Walk (Canterburry), Francis Zimmermann (Paris).
MAAH (Medical Anthropology At Home)
Scientific coordinator: Sylvie Fainzang
MAAH (Medical Anthropology At Home) is a network of anthropologists working in the fields of health, disease, and medicine and conducting research in their own society and culture.The network’s aim is to make it possible for researchers to discuss the theoretical, methodological, epistemological, and practical issues they are facing in their research.
This network organizes a conference every two years to present recent or current work, and publishes collective work on certain topics.