Medieval Chinese Medicine: The Dunhuang Medical Manuscripts

1st Edition

Christopher Cullen, Vivienne Lo

Published April 6, 2005
Reference - 476 Pages - 25 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415342957 - CAT# RU27865
Series: Needham Research Institute Series


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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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