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The Yellow Emperor's Classic has become a landmark in the history of Chinese civilization. In recent years, traditional medical practice has seen a dynamic revival in China and throughout many countries in the Western world. Elements of this time-honored therapy, including acupuncture and the harmony of human spirit with the natural world, have become part of mainstream medical practice; The Yellow Emperor's Classic provides the historical and philosophical foundation of this practice. Ilza Veith provides an extensive introduction to her monumental translation of this classic work, which is written in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor seeks information from his minister Ch'I-Po on all questions of health and the art of healing. A new foreword by Ken Rose places the translation in its historic contexts, underlining its significance to the Western world's understanding of Chinese medicine.
Author Biography: Ilza Veith is Professor Emerita, History of Health Sciences and Psychiatry, at the University of California, San Francisco. Fluent in five languages, including Japanese and Chinese, Dr. Veith is the author of several books and articles. Ken Rose is Editor for Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and co-author of A Brief History of Qi (2001) and Who Can Ride the Dragon? (1999).
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: Analysis of the Huang Ti Net Ching Su Wên 1
Examination of its Age and Authorship 4
The Philosophical Foundations 9
The Theory of Tao Applied to the Net Ching 12
Yin and Yang 13
The Theory of Yin and Yang Applied to the Net Ching 15
The Five Elements and the System of Numbers 18
The Celestial Stems 24
Anatomical and Physiological Concepts 25
Diseases of the Net Ching 49
Therapeutic Concepts 53
Acupuncture and Moxibustion 58
Appendix I Chapter 103 of the Ssu-k'u Ch'üan-shu 77
Appendix II Preface of the Commentator Wang Ping (762 A.D.) 81
Appendix III Preface of Kao Pao-hêng and Lin I (1078 A.D.) 87
Translation of the Net Ching: Chapters 1-34 95