Taylor, Kim. Chinese Medicine in Early Communist China, 1945-1963: A Medicine of Revolution. Routledge, January 2005.
In the mid-19th century, Chinese medicine fell in favor, the practice of which was punishable by death in the Qing royal court, and was replaced by western medicine practices. This text examines the transformation of Chinese medicine from a marginalized medical practice to its promotion in the national Chinese healthcare system under the rule of Mao and the role that it played during the Cultural Revolution.