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Ben Cao Gang Mu, Volume III

Mountain Herbs, Fragrant Herbs

Li Shizhen Paul U. Unschuld



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University of California Press
29 March 2022
Volume III in the Ben cao gang mu series offers a complete translation of chapters 12 through 14, devoted to mountain herbs and fragrant herbs.

The Ben cao gang mu is a sixteenth-century Chinese encyclopedia of medical matter and natural history by Li Shizhen (1518-1593). The culmination of a sixteen-hundred-year history of Chinese medical and pharmaceutical literature, it is considered the most important and comprehensive book ever written in the history of Chinese medicine and remains an invaluable resource for researchers and practitioners. This nine-volume series reveals an almost two-millennia-long panorama of wide-ranging observations and sophisticated interpretations, ingenious manipulations, and practical applications of natural substances for the benefit of human health. Paul U. Unschuld's annotated translation of the Ben cao gang mu, presented here with the original Chinese text, opens a rare window into viewing the people and culture of China's past.
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Imprint:   University of California Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   3
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   1.089kg
ISBN:   9780520385016
ISBN 10:   0520385012
Series:   Ben cao gang mu: 16th Century Chinese Encyclopedia of Materia Medica and Natural History
Pages:   756
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul U. Unschuld is Professor and Director at the Institute for Chinese Life Sciences, Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin.

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