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Medieval Chinese medicine : the Dunhuang medical manuscripts

Author: Vivienne Lo; Christopher Cullen
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.
Series: Needham Research Institute series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Various versions of Chinese medicine have begun to be widely practised in western countries, and the academic study of the subject is well established. The collection presented here is an example of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vivienne Lo; Christopher Cullen
ISBN: 9780415342957 0415342953
OCLC Number: 54479311
Description: xxiv, 450 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Susan Whitfield --
Introduction / Christopher Cullen --
1. Manuscripts as sources in the history of Chinese medicine / Paul U. Unschuld and Zheng Jinsheng --
2. A general survey of medical works contained in the Dunhuang medical manuscripts / Wang Shumin --
3. Comments on the problem of transcription in the Dunhuang medical manuscripts / Zhao Ping'an --
4. Han bamboo and wooden medical records discovered in military sites from the north-western frontier regions / Xie Guihua --
5. Mantic texts in their cultural context / Marc Kalinowski --
6. Dunhuang iatromantic manuscripts : P. 2856 R[degree] and P. 2675 V[degree] / Donald Harper --
7. Love charms among the Dunhuang manuscripts / Liu Lexian --
8. From prognosis to diagnosis of illness in Tang China : comparison of the Dunhuang manuscript P. 3390 and medical sources / Catherine Despeux --
Introduction / Vivienne Lo --
9. Quick and easy Chinese medicine : the Dunhuang moxibustion charts / Vivienne Lo --
10. Tiandi yinyang jiaohuang dalefu and the art of the bedchamber / Sumiyo Umekawa --
11. Daoism and the Dunhuang regimen texts / Sakade Yoshinobu --
12. The Dunhuang manuscripts and pharmacology in medieval China / Wang Shumin --
13. The three juan edition of Bencao jizhu and excavated sources / Mayanagi Makoto --
14. Tangye jingfa (canonical methods for brews and decoctions) : a lost text recorded in the Hanshu bibliography / Wang Shumin --
15. Wing malady as madness in medieval China : some threads from the Dunhuang medical manuscript / Chen Hsiu-Fen --
16. A treatment for cardiovascular dysfunction in a Dunhuang medical manuscript / Anthony R. Butler and John Moffett --
App. 1. Materia medica / Edited by Penelope Barrett --
App. 2. Abstracts of the medical manuscripts from Dunhuang / Wang Shumin.
Series Title: Needham Research Institute series.
Responsibility: edited by Vivienne Lo and Christopher Cullen.
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