By Yongxiang Lu
A historical past of chinese language technology and Technology (Volumes 1, 2 & three) provides forty four person lectures, starting with historical chinese language technological know-how and expertise within the means of Human Civilizations and an summary of chinese language technological know-how and know-how, and carrying on with with in-depth discussions of numerous matters within the heritage of technology and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with themes on Astronomy, mathematics, Agriculture and medication, The 4 nice innovations, and diverse technological parts heavily on the topic of garments, nutrition, shield and transportation.
This booklet is the main authoritative paintings at the background of chinese language technological know-how and know-how. it's the Winner of the China e-book Award, the Shanghai ebook Award (1st prize), and the Classical China foreign Publishing undertaking (GAPP, normal management of Press and ebook of China) and gives an important source for tutorial researchers and non-experts alike.
It originated with a sequence of forty four lectures offered to best chinese language leaders, which bought very confident suggestions. Written via most sensible chinese language students of their respective fields from the Institute for the historical past of typical Sciences, chinese language Academy of Sciences and plenty of different revered chinese language corporations, the e-book is meant for scientists, researchers and postgraduate scholars operating within the background of technological know-how, philosophy of technology and expertise, and similar disciplines. Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the chinese language Academy of Sciences (CAS) and chinese language Academy of Engineering (CAE), and vp of the nationwide Congress of China.
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13). The yin and yang are the way of the heaven and earth, the skeletons of all things, the parents of all changes, the beginning of life and death, and the house of the gods. Diseases must be treated from the source. ) On the relationship between medical and yin–yang theory, there is another point worth noting: Zhang Jingyue, the Ming Dynasty physician said “Without knowledge about the Book of Changes it is impossible to understand medicine,” adding that this was the exhortation of Sun Simiao, the famous doctor of the Tang Dynasty.
Without clarifying this point, we cannot understand why the descriptions of the meridian system in traditional Chinese medicine classics, obviously refer to the blood vessels, yet fail to fully accord with blood vessels. Fourthly, we must know the meridian theory is a complex. Therefore, even if one day modern science succeeds in ascertaining the essence of the phenomena of the meridian, it could never fully explain the entire system. For example, the physicians from the era of “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine” were aware that there was a particular connection between the tender points on the two sides of the spine and the ailments of horizontally positioned organs.
Their theories are mutually contradictory, and each claimed itself to be correct. I just do not get it. ” Qibo, the medical teacher of the Yellow Emperor, answered, “Brain, marrow, bone, channel, gall, uterus are six organ generated by earth Qi and thus boast the same trait of embracing everything like earth. Therefore, they store essence and Qi, instead of effusing them. They are called the extraordinary Fu. In contrast, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, three energizers, and bladder are five organs generated by heavenly Qi and thus are awarded the same qualities as heaven.