From Yoga clinics to Acupuncture shops, from Sting's advocacy of Tantric Sexual regimens to Dr. Gregory House recommending the Cordyceps sinensis, Asian medicines are an increasingly important and conspicuous facet of the modern world. Yet, nearly all of them claim to be thousands of years old. How have they managed to survive and thrive despite their age? Why have they not disappeared like so much else from bygone Asian intellectual traditions? This course asks these and similar questions. It looks at the multifaceted ways in which Asian medicines have ngotiated with modernity.