Book/Printed Material Tai xi ren shen shuo gai 泰西人身说概
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- Tai xi ren shen shuo gai
- Outline of Western Theories of the Human Body
- The text of Taixi ren shen shuo gai (Outline of Western theories of the human body) was originally dictated by Deng Yuhan (Chinese name of the German Jesuit missionary Johann Schreck, also known as Johannes Terentius, 1576-1630), who translated and compiled the work. It was later edited by Bi Gongchen (died in 1644). Schreck was the earliest Western scientist to introduce Western works on physiology and anatomy into China. This is a manuscript edition in two juan, and was based on Theatrum anatomicum by Caspar Bauhin (1560-1624), a professor at Basel University, who specialized in many fields, including anatomy, internal medicine, and Classical Greek. Juan one is arranged by medical nomenclature, such as bones, cartilages, muscles, skin, tendons, lymph, fat, vessels, pulse, fine sinews, external skin, flesh, flesh lumps, and blood. Juan two, in question-and-answer format, discusses perception and includes Matteo Ricci's mnemonic principles and sections on eyes, ears, nose, tongues, sensation in the four limbs, and speech.
- Bauhin, Caspar, 1560-1624 Author
- Gongchen, Bi, died 1644 Editor
- Terentius, Joannes, 1576-1630 Translator
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- [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [1575 to 1630]
- - China
- - 1575 to 1630
- - Human anatomy
- - Jesuits
- - Ricci, Matteo, 1552-1610
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 2 juan.
- - 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.
- - Title revised per Asian Division.--cc28 2023-01-06
- 1 online resource.
- Chinese Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Prints
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Bauhin, Caspar, Author, Bi Gongchen, and Joannes Terentius. Tai XI Ren Shen Shuo Gai. [Place of publication not identified: Publisher not identified, to 1630, 1575] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667444/.
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Bauhin, C., Gongchen, B. & Terentius, J. (1575) Tai XI Ren Shen Shuo Gai. [Place of publication not identified: Publisher not identified, to 1630] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667444/.
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Bauhin, Caspar, Author, Bi Gongchen, and Joannes Terentius. Tai XI Ren Shen Shuo Gai. [Place of publication not identified: Publisher not identified, to 1630, 1575] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667444/>.