Medieval Chinese Medicine: The Dunhuang Medical Manuscripts

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Routledge, Jun 2, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 480 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I The manuscripts
17
PART II Divination iatromancy and related arts
107
PART III Selfcultivation and the popular medical traditions
207
PART IV Pharmacology
291
Materia medica
369
Abstracts of the medical manuscripts from Dunhuang
374
Index
435
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Vivienne Lo researches and lectures on the early and medieval history of Asian medicine at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London.
Christopher Cullen is Director of the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge.

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