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Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen

An Annotated Translation of Huang Di’s Inner Classic – Basic Questions: 2 volumes

Paul U. Unschuld

Publication Year: 2011

A foundation of Chinese life sciences and medicine, the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen is now available for the first time in a complete, fully annotated English translation. Also known as Su Wen, or The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, this influential work came into being over a long period reaching from the 2nd century bce to the 8th century ce. Combining the views of different schools, it relies exclusively on natural law as conceptualized in yin/yang and Five Agents doctrines to define health and disease, and repeatedly emphasizes personal responsibility for the length and quality of one’s life. This two-volume edition includes excerpts from all the major commentaries on the Su Wen, and extensive annotation drawn from hundreds of monographs and articles by Chinese and Japanese authors produced over the past 1600 years and into the twentieth century.





Published by: University of California Press

Volume I

Volume I: Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgment

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pp. 2-5

Contents: Volume I

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pp. 5-8

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Prolegomena

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pp. 9-26

This is the first of two volumes of an annotated English translation of the ancient Chinese life sciences text Huang Di nei jing su wen (short: Su wen). In contrast to the available translations, this version is the outcome of a full application of rigorous philological principles. ...

Annotated Translation of Su wen 1 Through 52

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pp. 27-28

Chapter 1. Discourse on the True [Qi Endowed by] Heaven in High Antiquity

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pp. 29-44

Chapter 2. Comprehensive Discourse on Regulating the Spirit [in Accordance with] the Qi of the Four [Seasons]

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pp. 45-58

Chapter 3. Discourse on how the Generative Qi Communicates with Heaven

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pp. 59-82

Chapter 4. Discourse on the True Words in the Golden Chest

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pp. 83-94

Chapter 5. Comprehensive Discourse on Phenomena Corresponding to Yin and Yang

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pp. 95-126

Chapter 6. Discourse on the Division and Unity of yin and yang /

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pp. 127-136

Chapter 7. Further Discourse on Yin and Yang

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pp. 137-154

Chapter 8. Discourse on the Hidden Canons in the Numinous Orchid [Chambers]

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pp. 155-162

Chapter 9. Discourse on the Six Terms [of a Year] and on Phenomena [associated with the Condition] of the Depots

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pp. 163-184

Chapter 10. The Generation and Completion of the Five Depots

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pp. 185-202

Chapter 11. Further Discourse on the Five Depots

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pp. 203-210

Chapter 12. Discourse on Different [Therapeutic] Patterns Suitable [for Use in Different] Cardinal Points

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pp. 211-218

Chapter 13. Discourse on Moving the Essence and Changing the Qi

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pp. 219-232

Chapter 14. Discourse on Decoctions and Wines

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pp. 233-246

Chapter 15. Jade Tablet Discourse on the Essentials

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pp. 247-256

Chapter 16. Discourse On The Essentials of Diagnosis and On Exhaustion in the Conduits

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pp. 257-272

Chapter 17. Discourse on the Essentials of Vessels and the Subtleties of the Essence

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pp. 273-300

Chapter 18. Discourse on Phenomena [Reflecting the Status of] Qi in a Normal Person

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pp. 301-322

Chapter 19. Discourse on the Jade Mechanism and the True [Qi of the] Depots

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pp. 323-350

Chapter 20. Discourse on the Three Sections and Nine Indicators

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pp. 351-368

Chapter 21. Further Discourse on the Conduit Vessels

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pp. 369-382

Chapter 22. Discourse on How the Qi in the Depots Follow the Pattern of the Seasons

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pp. 383-400

Chapter 23. Wide Promulgation of the Five Qi

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pp. 401-412

Chapter 24. Blood and Qi, Physical Appearance and Mind

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pp. 413-418

Chapter 25. Discourse on Treasuring Life and Preserving Physical Appearance

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pp. 419-432

Chapter 26. Discourse on the Eight Cardinal [Turning Points] and on Spirit Brilliance

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pp. 433-446

Chapter 27. Discourse on the Division and Union of True [Qi] and Evil [Qi]

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pp. 447-458

Chapter 28. Discourse Thoroughly Deliberating upon Depletion and Repletion

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pp. 459-478

Chapter 29. Discourse on the Major Yin and on the Yang Brilliance [Conduits]

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pp. 479-486

Chapter 30. Explanation of the Yang Brilliance Vessel

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pp. 487-490

Chapter 31. Discourse on Heat

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pp. 491-498

Chapter 32. To Pierce Heat

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pp. 499-514

Chapter 33. Discourse Deliberating upon Heat Disease

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pp. 515-526

Chapter 34. Discourse on the Assessment of Movements Contrary [to their Regular Course]

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pp. 527-534

Chapter 35. Discourse on Malaria

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pp. 535-552

Chapter 36. To Pierce Malaria

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pp. 553-566

Chapter 37. Discourse on Qi Recession

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pp. 567-574

Chapter 38. Discourse on Cough

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pp. 575-582

Chapter 39. Discourse on Pain

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pp. 583-598

Chapter 40. Discourse on Abdomen and Center

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pp. 599-612

Chapter 41. To Pierce Lower Back Pain

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pp. 613-624

Chapter 42. Discourse on Wind

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pp. 625-638

Chapter 43. Discourse on Blocks

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pp. 639-652

Chapter 44. Discourse On Limpness

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pp. 653-664

Chapter 45. Discourse on Recession

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pp. 665-676

Chapter 46. Discourse on Disease Manifestations

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pp. 677-688

Chapter 47. Discourse on Strange Diseases

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pp. 689-704

Chapter 48. Discourse on Very Strange [Diseases]

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pp. 705-718

Chapter 49. Explanations on the Vessels

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pp. 719-732

Chapter 50. Discourse on the Essentials of Piercing

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pp. 733-736

Chapter 51. Discourse on the Restrictions of Piercing

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pp. 737-740

Chapter 52. Discourse on Prohibitions in Piercing

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pp. 741-752

Bibliography

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pp. 753-798

Volume II: Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgment

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pp. 800-803

Contents: Volume II

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pp. 5-6

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Prefatory Notes to Vol. II

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pp. 7-8

The present translation of the Su wen is based on a version of the original Chinese text derived from different ancient and more recent editions of the Huang Di nei jing su wen. Where necessary, notes attached to the translation explain our textual choices. ...

Annotated Translation of Su wen 53 Through 71, 74 Through 81

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pp. 9-10

Chapter 53. Discourse on the Aims of Piercing

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pp. 11-14

Chapter 54. Explanations on the Needles

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pp. 15-24

Chapter 55. Discourse on Rules of Extended Piercing

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pp. 25-34

Chapter 56. Discourse on Skin Sections

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pp. 35-42

Chapter 57. Discourse On Conduits and Network [Vessels]

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pp. 43-46

Chapter 58. Discourse on Qi Holes

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pp. 47-60

Chapter 59. Discourse on Qi Palaces

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pp. 61-72

Chapter 60. Discourse on Bone Hollows

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pp. 73-88

Chapter 61. Discourse on Holes [to treat] Water and Heat

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pp. 89-100

Chapter 62. Discourse on Regulating the Conduits

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pp. 101-130

Chapter 63. Discourse on Misleading Piercing

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pp. 131-148

Chapter 64. Discourse on Opposition and Compliance in Piercing in [the Course of] the Four Seasons

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pp. 149-158

Chapter 65. Discourse on Tip and Root and on the Transmission of Disease [Inside the Organism]

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pp. 159-172

Chapter 66. Comprehensive Discourse on Arrangements of the Principal [Qi] of Heaven

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pp. 173-188

Chapter 67. Comprehensive Discourse on the Progression of the Five Periods

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pp. 189-212

Chapter 68. Comprehensive Discourse on the Subtle Significance of the Six [Qi]

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pp. 213-240

Chapter 69. Comprehensive Discourse on Changes [resulting from] Qi Interaction

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pp. 241-284

Chapter 70. Comprehensive Discourse on the Five Regular Policies

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pp. 285-356

Chapter 71. Comprehensive Discourse on the Policies and Arrangements of the Six Principal [Qi]

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pp. 357-534

Chapter 74. Comprehensive Discourse on the Essentials of the Most Reliable

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pp. 535-642

Chapter 75. Discourse on Making Known the Perfect Teachings

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pp. 643-650

Chapter 76. Discourse on Demonstrating a Natural Approach

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pp. 651-664

Chapter 77. Discourse on Expounding the Five Faults

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pp. 665-678

Chapter 78. Discourse on Evidence of the Four Failures

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pp. 679-686

Chapter 79. Discourse on Yin and Yang Categories

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pp. 687-704

Chapter 80. Discourse on Comparing Abundance and Weakness

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pp. 705-718

Chapter 81. Discourse on Explaining the Subtleties of Essence

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pp. 719-730

Bibliography

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pp. 731-754


E-ISBN-13: 9780520948181
Print-ISBN-13: 9780520266988

Page Count: 1560
Publication Year: 2011

OCLC Number: 756484688
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