A Dictionary of the Huangdi Neijing Suwen (With CD)

TESSENAU Hermann & UNSCHULD Paul [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780520253582

California University Press 2008 1st Edition

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(Front Cover blurb:) "This dictionary reflects the English meanings of Chinese characters and character compounds as they have been laid down in the annotated edition of the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen, translated by Paul J Unschuld and Hermann Tessenow. The Huang Di Nei jing Su Wen is a seminal text of ancient Chinese medicine and natural philosophy. It reflects empirical knowledge and the doctrines of Yin-Yang and the Five Agents in the perception of the human body and its organs, qi and the blood, pathogenic agents, concepts of disease and diagnosis, and a variety of therapies, including acupuncture. "

This Dictionary is a result of a project, initiated in 1988, to generate an annotated English translation of the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen, a seminal text on the theory and clinical application of ancient Chinese medicine. For the first time in the history of Western interest in the early origins of Chinese life sciences, academic and non-academic users may resort now to a philologically legitimated dictionary focussing on the terminology of a single text corpus of ancient Chinese medicine reflecting the conceptual developments during a period reaching from the third century BCE to the eighth century CE.

Given the many relationships between medicine, philosophy and political ideology, as well as social and economic structures from Chinese antiquity to the very present, this Dictionary will be an indispensable research tool for accessing these overlapping arenas of Chinese civilization. Even the terminology of today’s Traditional Chinese Medicine, as distant as it may appear from its conceptual and literary precursors of the Han through Tang dynasties, continues the legacy of the ancient past and requires, for a well-informed usage, profound knowledge of the terminology and conceptual beginnings in the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen.


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