Gold No Trade presents
In 1702, an eccentric English doctor travels to China with hopes that traditional Chinese medicine holds the key to unlocking the mechanics of the human pulse. But it's his wife who makes a momentous discovery when she falls for their translator and discovers that there is more than one way to fill the heart.
Following a sold-out engagement in Shanghai, Gold No Trade returns to New York with their new bilingual Mandarin/English comedy about mistranslation, Chinese medicine and the complexities of the human heart.
The running time of The Subtle Body is 90 minutes without an intermission.
*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
繼上海巡演售罄之後，纽约 Gold No Trade 劇團帶著融合了精彩東西文化看點以及複雜人性的雙語話劇《一脈相通》強勢迴歸紐約舞台！
EAST AND WEST: An Expert Panel on the Medicine at the Heart of The Subtle Body
February 19, After the Performance
Join playwright Megan Campisi and experts Sarah Russell Chase, Dr. Joseph W. Dauben, Dr. Lisa O'Sullivan, and Dr. Libang Zhang in a look at the history and medicine found in The Subtle Body.
Serra Russell Chase began her exploration of Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2002 and graduated with a masters degree in 2006 after spending over one year living and studying in southern China. She is a nationally certified herbalist and shiatsu practitioner as well as NY state licensed acupuncturist. She has been fortunate to learn medicine traditions with Heiner Freuhoff, Lonny Jarret, Thea Elijah, Hua Ching Ni, the Wu Sheng'an family in Xi'an, and the good elders of the Secoya community Northeastern Ecuador. A thorough pulse diagnosis guides her acupuncture, body work, and herbal treatments as Serra hopes to encourage the highest expression of health and wellbeing in all the people she works with. Serving through community acupuncture in Brooklyn for over seven years and treating in South and Central America for the past four years, Serra has assisted thousands of people with many different needs and confidently treats everything from body pain to babesiosis to broken heart, wholeheartedly and without hesitation. She started the Brooklyn Acupuncture Project in 2007 and is grateful to the community for making it the amazing place it is!
Joseph W. Dauben is Distinguished Professor of History and the History of Science at Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY). He is also a member of the Ph.D. Program in History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College (A.B. '66) and Harvard University (A.M., Ph.D. '72), Professor Dauben has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and Clare Hall (Cambridge), and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Senior ACLS Fellowship. He is an honorary member of the Institute for History of Natural Science (Beijing) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he was the Zhu Kezhen Visiting Professor in spring of 2005. His research interests focus primarily on the history of mathematics in both ancient and modern China, and on the Scientific Revolution. His most recent publication (2103) is a three-volume Chinese-English dual-language edition of the ancient Chinese classic,The Nine Chapters on the Art of Mathematics, written in collaboration with his Chinese colleagues Guo Shuchun and Xu Yibao.
Lisa O'Sullivan, PhD serves as Director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. O'Sullivan most recently served as Senior Curator of Medicine at the Science Museum London, where she curated the Wellcome collection, one of the world's preeminent historic medical collections. She joined the Science Museum in 2003 and worked on permanent and rotating exhibitions, including the Living Medical Traditions gallery. She was Head of Research for the Wellcome Trust-funded Brought to Life website highlighting the global reach of the Wellcome and Science Museum's medical collections. Responsible for issues relating to human remains and culturally sensitive materials in the collections, she led the Science Museum's repatriation work.
Between 2005 and 2009, Dr. O'Sullivan was Chair of the Human Remains Subject Specialist Network, a professional UK network examining legislative and ethical issues relating to the care and display of human remains in museum collections. From 1991 until 1997 she worked with the Australian Science Archives Project, University of Melbourne, in the preservation and communication of Australia's scientific, technological and medical heritage, where she gained extensive experience in project and human resource management.
Dr. O'Sullivan completed her PhD in the Department of History at Queen Mary University of London, examining issues of health, environment, displacement, and identity, explored through the history of clinical nostalgia in 19th-century France. Her undergraduate degrees are in history and history and philosophy of science. On research sabbatical from the Science Museum over 2010 to 2011 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Sydney, investigating the material cultures of anthropological and anatomical collecting within the context of scientific studies of race.
Libang Zhang, O.M.D. (China), L.Ac. graduated from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1966 and worked as a physician in China from 1968 to 1980. After three further years of study and research at Shanghai University of TCM, he received a Master's Degree in 1983. As Director of the Institute of Hepatic Diseases of Shanghai University of TCM, he conducted extensive research on hepatic diseases between 1983 and 1988, and authored several academic papers about the mechanism of fibrogenesis. From 1988 to the present, he has worked on and published papers about oncogenes and Alzheimer's disease. He has been working at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 15 years as a professor, clinic supervisor, Oriental Medicine Program Director, and Chief Traditional Chinese Medicine Adviser. Dr. Zhang has over 50 years of clinical experience and is currently directing the special clinic for respiratory disorders at NYCTCM.