Venerating the Root 1


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Translated By Sun Simiao & Sabine Wilms
Trade paperback book
ISBN 9780991342907
366 pages, 6.00 x 9.00″

This book is a literal translation of the first half of Volume 5 from the Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang 備急千金要方 on pediatrics, composed by Sun Simiao 孫思邈 in the seventh century. It includes the following features:

  • 40 pages of introductory matter and 323 pages of main text.
  • A critical edition of the Chinese text with the literal English translation on opposing pages.
  • Four main sections on “Preface,” “Emergence of the Newborn from the Abdomen,” “Fright Seizures,” and “Intrusive Upset.”
  • Extensive translator’s notes that explain individual terms, medical concepts, alternative readings of passages, translation issues, etc.
  • Clinical commentary by Dr. Brenda Hood.
  • Interspersed throughout the translation and commenting on each major formula in the text, a full translation of the section on pediatrics from the Qian Jin Fang Yan Yi 千金方衍義, a commentary on the Qian Jin Fang composed in 1698 by the famous physician Zhang Lu 張璐.
  • Forewords by Peter Firebrace and Genevieve LeGoff.
  • A general index and indexes for single herbs and formulas, indications, acupuncture and moxibustion, and proper names.

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Weight 1.20 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 1 in


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