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By Christopher Cullen, Vivienne Lo

In contemporary many years a number of types of chinese language drugs have started to be greatly practised in Western nations, and the tutorial research of the topic is now good demonstrated. notwithstanding, there are nonetheless few scholarly monographs that describe the background of chinese language drugs and there are none in any respect at the medieval interval. This assortment represents the type of overseas collaboration of study groups, centres and contributors that's required to start to review the resource fabrics safely. the 1st publication in English to debate this interesting fabric within the century because the Dunhuang library used to be stumbled on, the textual content offers a special and engaging interpretation of chinese language clinical historical past.

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He is the author of Early Chinese Medical Literature: The Mawangdui Medical Manuscripts (1998). Marc Kalinowski is Professor of Science and Religion and Director of Studies at École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris. His publications include Divination et rationalité en Chine ancienne, written with Karine Chemla and Donald Harper (1999) and Divination et Société dans la Chine Médiévale (2003). Liu Lexian is a professor at the Historical Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Zhongguo shehui kexue yuan lishi yanjiusuo .

8 Or perhaps the cave was sealed because it was full and there was no further use for its contents. The motives may be lost but the contents, the earliest items dating from the first days of Dunhuang in about CE 400, were perfectly preserved in the dry desert air of this Silk Road garrison town until Wang Yuanlu, the Daoist monk who had settled at Dunhuang in order to restore the caves’ statues, stumbled upon the library cave entrance in spring 1900. Wang Yuanlu was not so much interested in the cave’s contents as in the official patronage that they might secure for his restoration work and he selected some of the finest examples of silk paintings and distributed them almost immediately to local officials and dignitaries.

Elisabeth Hsu, and ‘Spirit of Stone: Technical Considerations in the Treatment of the Jade Body’, Bulletin of SOAS 65/1 (2002). Mayanagi Makoto is a Professor of the College of Humanities, National Ibaraki University. His major publications include Wakoku Kanseki Isho Shusei (Collection of Chinese Medical Literature Reprinted in Japan), vols 1–60, (1988–1992) Nihon Ban Chugoku Honzo Zuroku (Japanese Editions of Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica) vols 1–11 (1992–1993) and Riben xianzun Zhongguo sanyi guyiji (Ancient Chinese Medical Material Retained in Japanese Collections, 1999).

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