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By Fiona Williamson

The 1950s was globally a decade of extreme weathers. The mid-50s is commonly known for periods of extreme flooding inspired by a severe La Niña phase of the El Nino Southern Oscillation...

Heat Wave! Dealing with Extreme Heat in Fifties’ Hong Kong

By Ashawari Chaudhuri

In most Asian cities, biomedicine is practiced alongside traditional forms of medicine like Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Korean Medicine, and Sowa Rigpa. The relation between heat and the body is different in biomedicine from most of these traditional forms of knowledge.

Heat and the Body in Biomedicine and Ayurveda