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Ben cao gang mu Volume VI

Vegetables, Fruits

  • ISBN: 9780520395176
  • 2024, 1046 pages


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Volume VI in the Ben cao gang mu series offers a complete translation of chapters 26 through 33, devoted to vegetables and fruits.

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.

1. Prolegomena
1.1 History of Chinese materia medica literature
1.2 Structure and contents of the Ben cao gang mu
1.3 Biographical sketch of Li Shizhen (1518 – 1593)
2. Notes on the Translation
3. Wang Shizhen’s preface of 1590
4. Translation of the Ben Cao Gang Mu , ch. 26 through 33
Vegetables I, Fragrant-Acrid [Items], Chapter 26
Vegetables II, Soft[ing] and Smooth[ing items], Chapter 27
Vegetables III, Melons, Chapter 28
Vegetables IV, Water Vegetables
Vegetables V, Mushrooms-Fungi
Fruits I, Five Fruits, Chapter 29
Fruits II, Mountain Fruits, Chapter 30
Fruits III, Non-Chinese Fruits, Chapter 31
Fruits IV, Spices, Chapter 32
Fruits V, Melons and Berries Chapter 33
Fruits VI, Water Fruits


Li Shizhen

Li Shizhen

P.U. Unschuld

P.U. Unschuld

Prof. Dr. phil. Paul U. Unschuld ist Professor für Theorie, Geschichte und Ethik chinesischer Lebenswissenschaften sowie Direktor des 2006 gegründeten Horst-Görtz-Stiftungsinstituts im Centrum für Human- und Gesundheitswissenschaften der Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Von 1986 bis 2006 war er Vorstand des Instituts für Geschichte der Medizin an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Er studierte in…

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