Junqueira, Luis F. B. The Science of the Spirit: Psychical Research, Medicine and the Occult in Chinese Modernity. (In progress)

Edited Volumes

Gaitanidis, Ioannis, Luis Fernando B. Junqueira, Avery Morrow and Han Sang-yun, eds. Therapy, Spirituality and East Asian Imaginaries. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (in press).

Journal Articles

Junqueira, Luis F. B.The Power Within: Mass Media, Scientific Entertainment, and the Introduction of Psychical Research into China, 1900–1920’. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 59, no. 2 (2023): 193–216.

  • Winner of the John C. Burnham Early Career Award (2021) conferred by the Forum for History of Human Science and the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences under the title ‘A Science for the Spirit: Popular Culture and the Introduction of Psychical Research in China, 1900–1920’.

Junqueira, Luis F. B.Revealing Secrets: Talismans, Healthcare and the Market of the Occult in Early Twentieth-Century China’. Social History of Medicine 34, no. 4 (2021): 1068–1093.

  • Early draft ranked amongst the top three best pieces for the 40th Anniversary Prize of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine, 2020.

Junqueira, Luis F. B., and Renata P. Sigolo. ‘Entre Agulhas e Mãos: Contracultura e a popularização da medicina chinesa no brasil na década de 1970 (Needles and Hands: Counterculture and the Popularisation of Chinese Medicine in Brazil in the 1970s)’. Locus 27 (Special Issue: Visões da História Chinesa), no. 1 (2021): 122–151.


Junqueira, Luis F. B.Popular Healing in Printed Medical Books: The Compilation and Publication of the Chuanya 串雅 from the Late Qing through the Republican Period’. Monumenta Serica 66, no. 2 (2018): 391–436.


Junqueira, Luis F. B., and Renata. P. Sigolo. ‘A união dos opostos: A teoria yīn-yáng 陰陽 no livro de medicina chinesa Huángdì nèijīng 黃帝內經 (The Union of Opposites: The Concept of Yin-Yang in the Huangdi neijing)’. Mirabilia Medicinae 2, no. 1 (Autum 2014): 49–69.


Junqueira, Luis F. B.O Coração xīn 心 como mestre e soberano do corpo humano no livro de medicina chinesa Huángdì nèijīng sùwèn 黃帝內經素問 (The Heart as the Master and Sovereign of the Human Body in the Huangdi neijing suwen)’. Roda da Fortuna 3, no. 1 (2014): 10–26.


Junqueira, Luis F. B., and Renata. P. Sigolo. ‘O Vazio do Coração xīnxū 心虛: Interpretações sobre o livro de medicina chinesa Huángdì nèijīng língshū 黃帝內經靈樞 (The Heart’s Emptiness: Interpretations on the Book of Chinese Medicine Huangdi neijing lingshu)’. Mirabilia Medicinae 1, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 56–95.


Junqueira, Luis F. B., and Isaac F. Badinelli, Isaac. F. ‘O uso das propagandas farmacêuticas dos séculos XIX e XX como fontes para o ensino de história: Um relato de experiência (Using Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Pharmaceutical Advertisements as Sources for Teaching History)’. EntreVer – Revista das Licenciaturas 2, no. 2 (2012): 20–32.

Book Chapters

Junqueira, Luis F. B. ‘Disembodied Spirits or Mental Suggestion? Psychical Research and the Redefinition of Superstition in Republican China’. In Uncanny Beliefs: Superstition in Modern Chinese History, edited by Emily Baum and Albert Wu. Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Asia Center (accepted).


Junqueira, Luis F. B., and Renata Palandri Sigolo. ‘From Eden to Aquarius: Oriental Medicine, Natural Healing and the Market of Self-Care Books in Brazil in the 1970s’. In Therapy, Spirituality, and East Asian Imaginaries, edited by Ioannis Gaitanidis, Luis Fernando B. Junqueira, Avery Morrow and Han Sang-yun. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (in press).


Junqueira, Luis F. B. ‘Door Amulets’. In Chinese Religious Culture in 100 Objects, edited by Adam Y. Chau. Oxford: Oxford University Press (accepted).


Sigolo, Renata P., Luis F. B. Junqueira and Adriana Ines Strappazzon. ‘Plantas Medicinais e História da Saúde: Reflexões sobre duas experiências entre ensino e extensão’ (Medicinal Plants and the History of Health: Experiences in Teaching and Public Engagement). In Ensino de História: teorias, práticas e novas abordagens (Teaching History: Theories, Practices and New Approaches), edited by Felipe A. dos Santos Ribeiro. Teresina: Universidade Estadual do Piauí, 2023.


Junqueira, Luis F. B.Numinous Herbs: Stars, Spirits, and Medicinal Plants in Late Imperial China’. In Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine, edited by Vivienne Lo and Michael Stanley-Baker, 456–472. London: Routledge, 2022.


Lo, Vivienne, and Luis F. B. Junqueira.What Not to Eat, How Not to Treat: Medical Prohibitions’. In Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine, 303–319. London: Routledge, 2022.


Junqueira, Luis F. B.O uso de plantas medicinais na medicina chinesa antiga (Medicinal Plants and Ancient Chinese Medicine)’. In Plantas medicinais e os cuidados com a saúde: Contando várias histórias (Medicinal Plants and Healthcare: Telling Various Stories), edited by Renata Palandri Sigolo, 54–75. Florianópolis: NUPPe, 2015.


Junqueira, Luis F. B., and Isaac. F. Badinelli. ‘Usos e circulação de plantas medicinais nas navegações portuguesas (The Circulation and Use of Medicinal Plants during the Portuguese Explorations Period)’. In Plantas medicinais e os cuidados com a saúde, 160–178. Florianópolis: NUPPe, 2015.

Encyclopedic Entries

Junqueira, Luis F. B.Medicine in Chinese History’. In Routledge Research Encyclopedia of Chinese Studies, Section: History and War, edited by William Matthews. London: Routledge, 2023.

Online Publications

Junqueira, Luis F. B.A Spiritual Revolution: Psychical Research and the Revival of the Occult in a Transnational China, 1900–1949’. Blog post published in The Media of Mediumship, November 2021. 

Book Reviews

Public Engagement

Interview for the project ‘Memórias da Sinologia Brasileira’ (Memories of Brazilian Sinology). Department of Political Science, Taiwan University & Department of History, Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ). 1 November 2022. 


Cisnes Selvagens: três filhas da China’ (Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China). O que disse Eurídice, História da Ditadura, interviewed by Natália Guerellus, Simeia Maia and Roberto Rosa. 10 May 2021. 


Pós-Graduação em História na China’ (Pursuing Postgraduation Studies in Chinese History in China), Leitura ObrigaHISTÓRIA, interviewed by Icles Rodrigues, 16:59. 27 July, 2017.


Sigolo, Renata. P., Luis F. B. Junqueira, et al. ‘Faz Mal?’ (Does it Cause any Harm?), LAPIS and LABHISS, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 4:50. 2011. 

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