Japan and East Asia

Mujeeb's interest in East Asia is not limited to Japan. In fact, his interest in Japan stems from his exploration of tradition and its development. At the end of the Silk Road, Japan's place and role in the transmission of knowledge provides a powerful case study to see the movement of knowledge, its localization, and its subsequent development in these new contexts. His study of early Japanese medicine explores this subject. At the same time, this exploration of Japan also examines how Japan functioned as a society.

Moreover, while Mujeeb is still studying Korean, he explores the development of medicine and intellectual traditions in both China and Japan. His work on Japan has required him to study Chinese medicine proper, the history of the Chinese medical tradition both before its arrival to early Japan as well as its larger development in continental China throughout history.