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Medieval Chinese medicine : the Dunhuang medical manuscripts /
edited by Vivienne Lo and Christopher Cullen.
imprint
London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.
description
xxv, 450 p., [12] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0415342953 (hardback)
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imprint
London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.
isbn
0415342953 (hardback)
catalogue key
5408199
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'This book is among the few in English to tackle this eclectic period in Chinese History, and the only one to deal with Dunhuang medicine. For this reason alone, it is an invalueable contribution to the field.' - Medical History, January 2007
'This book is among the few in English to tackle this eclectic period in Chinese History, and the only one to deal with Dunhuang medicine. For this reason alone, it is an invalueable contribution to the field.' -& Medical History, January 2007
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Late 20th century advances in Chinese archaeology have now recovered early medical materials to assert that Chinese medical knowledge underwent radical changes at about the same time as classical European medicine. This text analyses these Chinese medical texts from the Middle Ages.
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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 Dunhuang library was discovered, the text provides a unique and fascinating interpretation of Chinese medical history.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introductionp. 1
Manuscripts as sources in the history of Chinese medicinep. 19
A general survey of medical works contained in the Dunhuang medical manuscriptsp. 45
Comments on the problem of transcription in the Dunhuang medical manuscriptsp. 59
Han bamboo and wooden medical records discovered in military sites from the north-western frontier regionsp. 78
Mantic texts in their cultural contextp. 109
Dunhuang iatromantic manuscripts : P. 2856 R[degree] and P. 2675 V[degree]p. 134
Love charms among the Dunhuang manuscriptsp. 165
From prognosis to diagnosis of illness in Tang China : comparison of the Dunhuang manuscript P. 3390 and medical sourcesp. 176
Introductionp. 207
Quick and easy Chinese medicine : the Dunhuang moxibustion chartsp. 227
Tiandi yinyang jiaohuang dalefu and the art of the bedchamberp. 252
Daoism and the Dunhuang regimen textsp. 278
The Dunhuang manuscripts and pharmacology in medieval Chinap. 293
The three juan edition of Bencao jizhu and excavated sourcesp. 306
Tangye jingfa (canonical methods for brews and decoctions) : a lost text recorded in the Hanshu bibliographyp. 322
Wing malady as madness in medieval China : some threads from the Dunhuang medical manuscriptp. 345
A treatment for cardiovascular dysfunction in a Dunhuang medical manuscriptp. 363
Materia medicap. 369
Abstracts of the medical manuscripts from Dunhuangp. 374
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