Paul U. Unschuld | Hua Linfu | Buell-P.D.

Dictionary of the Ben cao gang mu Vol. II

Geographical and Administrative Designations

  • ISBN: 9780520291966
  • 2016, 466 pages


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The Ben cao gang mu, compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518-1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, is the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese materia medica works.
Its description of almost 1,900 pharmaceutically used natural and man-made substances marks the apex of the development of premodern Chinese pharmaceutical knowledge. The Ben cao gan mu dictionary offers access to this impressive work of 1,6000,000 characters.
This second book in a three-volume series verifies and localizes all 2,158 geographical and associated administrative names referred to in the Ben Cao gang mu in connection with the origin and use of pharmaceutical substances.

About the editors:
Paul D. Buell is an independent scholar living in Seattle, Washington.


Hua Linfu

Hua Linfu

Hua Linfu is Professor at the Institute of Qing History, Renmin University of China.

Paul U. Unschuld

Paul 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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