Soup for the Qan: A Translation and Study

Soup for the Qan: A Translation and Study

by Buell
     
 

This is a complete translation of the medieval Chinese dietary Yin-Shan cheng-yao (1330) with full notes and supporting text, along with a monograph-sized introduction. The Chinese original is the first dietary manual of its kind in Chinese history, and is of particular interest on account of substantial Mongolian, Turkic, and general Islamic influences. The

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This is a complete translation of the medieval Chinese dietary Yin-Shan cheng-yao (1330) with full notes and supporting text, along with a monograph-sized introduction. The Chinese original is the first dietary manual of its kind in Chinese history, and is of particular interest on account of substantial Mongolian, Turkic, and general Islamic influences. The translation makes an important work for the Chinese herbal tradition generally available makes an important work of the chinese herbal tradition generally available, placed in its historical and cultural context, and also makes a significant contribution to the study of traditional East Asian foodways in a broader context. The translation is the first of its kind, and will substantially alter previously held views on Chinese interactions with non-Chinese cultures, including China's conquerors and their Turkic allies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780710305831
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Series:
Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
732
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
A Note on Transcription
Pt. ABackground and Analysis
1Historical and Cultural Context10
Yin-shan Cheng-yao: Text and Author10
The Rise of Mongolian Empire16
Mongols as Cultural Intermediaries19
The Successor States21
Cultural Spheres of The Mongolian World Order27
Steppes of Mongolia27
China49
The Muslim World62
2Analysis of the Text81
"Des Gouts Mongols:" the Persistence of the Steppe89
Turko-Islamic Influences107
The Chinese Framework128
Pt. BText and Translation
Translator's Note165
Prefaces177
Chuan 1197
Chuan 2319
Chuan 3447
App. IThe Materia Dietica et Medica601
App. IIGrain Foods of the Early Turks617
Bibliography639
General Index665

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