Book/Printed Material The Su Wen of the Huangdi Neijing (Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor).

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Title

  • The Su Wen of the Huangdi Neijing (Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor).

Summary

  • Huangdi neijing (The inner classic of the yellow emperor) was created some time between the Warring States period and the Qin-Han period as a summation of Chinese medical knowledge up to the time of the Han dynasty. It is the earliest surviving work on Chinese medicine. The work is divided into two parts: the Su wen (Basic questions) and the Ling shu (Numinous spindle). After the Han dynasty, each part circulated separately. Su wen is written in a question-and-answer format involving the Yellow Emperor and various physicians of high antiquity. It outlines the understanding of Chinese medicine regarding illness, medicines, diagnosis, and treatment, and has always provided guidance to Chinese doctors in their actual practice of medicine. The editions with commentaries by 8th-century Wang Bing and 11th-century Lin Yi have been followed by later editions. This Jin dynasty edition is significant as the earliest printed edition of this book.

Names

  • Wang, Bing, flourished 762 Editor.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1115 to 1234]

Headings

  • -  China
  • -  1115 to 1234
  • -  Jin dynasty, 1115-1234
  • -  Medicine, Chinese

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: One volume, 24.5 x 15.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of China.
  • -  Content in Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • World History

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666312

Online Format

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  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Wang, Bing, Flourished 762 Editor. The Su Wen of the Huangdi Neijing Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1234, 1115] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666312/.

APA citation style:

Wang, B. (1115) The Su Wen of the Huangdi Neijing Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1234] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666312/.

MLA citation style:

Wang, Bing, Flourished 762 Editor. The Su Wen of the Huangdi Neijing Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1234, 1115] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666312/>.