By Ilza Veith
Trade paperback book
Veith’s translation of the first 34 chapters of the Nei Ching is a work that admirably introduces Chinese medicine to the complete novice, from the viewpoint of a medical historian. She provides an extensive introduction to her monumental translation of this classic work, which is written in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor seeks information from his minister Ch’I-Po on all questions of health and the art of healing. A new foreword by Ken Rose places the translation in its historic contexts, underlining its significance to the Western world’s understanding of Chinese medicine.