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Title Medieval Chinese medicine : the Dunhuang medical manuscripts / edited by Vivienne Lo and Christopher Cullen
Published London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 450 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations, maps
Series Needham Research Institute series
Needham Research Institute series.
Contents Medieval Chinese Medicine The Dunhuang medical manuscripts; Copyright; Contents; Notes on contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I The manuscripts; 1 Manuscripts as sources in the history of Chinese medicine; 2 A general survey of medical works contained in the Dunhuang medical manuscripts; 3 Comments on the problem of transcription in the Dunhuang medical manuscripts; 4 Han bamboo and wooden medical records discovered in military sites from the north-western frontier regions; PART II Divination, iatromancy, and related arts; 5 Mantic texts in their cultural context
13 The three juan edition of Bencao jizhu and excavated sources14 Tangye jingfa (Canonical Methods for Brews and Decoctions): a lost text recorded in the Hanshu bibliography; 15 Wind malady as madness in medieval China: some threads from the Dunhuang medical manuscript; 16 A treatment for cardiovascular dysfunction in a Dunhuang medical manuscript; Appendix 1: Materia medica; Appendix 2: Abstracts of the medical manuscripts from Dunhuang; Index
6 Dunhuang iatromantic manuscripts: P. 2856 R° and P. 2675 V°7 Love charms among the Dunhuang manuscripts; 8 From prognosis to diagnosis of illness in Tang China: comparison of the Dunhuang manuscript P. 3390 and medical sources; PART III Self-cultivation and the popular medical traditions; Introduction; 9 Quick and easy Chinese medicine: the Dunhuang moxibustion charts; 10 Tiandi yinyang jiaohuang dalefu and the art of the bedchamber; 11 Daoism and the Dunhuang regimen texts; PART IV Pharmacology; 12 The Dunhuang manuscripts and pharmacology in medieval China
Summary In recent decades various versions of Chinese medicine have begun to be widely practised in Western countries, and the academic study of the subject is now well established. However, there are still few scholarly monographs that describe the history of Chinese medicine and there are none at all on the medieval period. This collection represents the kind of international collaboration of research teams, centres and individuals that is required to begin to study the source materials adequately. The first book in English to discuss this fascinating material in the century since the Dunh
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Dunhuang manuscripts.
Dunhuang manuscripts
Dunhuang manuscripts.
Medicine, Chinese Traditional -- history.
History, Medieval.
Manuscripts, Medical as Topic -- history.
Manuscripts, Chinese -- China -- Dunhuang
Medicine, Chinese -- History -- Sources
Medicine, Medieval.
MEDICAL -- History.
Manuscripts, Chinese.
Medicine, Chinese.
Medicine, Medieval.
China -- Dunhuang.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Cullen, Christopher.
Lo, Vivienne.
LC no. 2004003561
ISBN 0203482247