- Offers a comprehensive overview of Chinese medicine terminology translation
- Defines the most central concepts in Chinese traditional medicine
- Includes terms relating to essence, qi, yin-yang theory, five elements and visceral manifestation in traditional medicine
This book offers a comprehensive overview of Chinese medicine terminology translation, defining the most central concepts in Chinese traditional medicine, providing simplified Chinese characters, Mandarin Pronunciation in pinyin, citations for 111 of the most key concepts in traditional Chinese medicine and culture. Covering definitions of terms relating to essence, qi, yin-yang theory, five elements and visceral manifestation in traditional medicine, it offers a selection of English versions of each term in addition to a standard English version, drawing on the translation history of traditional Chinese medicine. It provides a useful resource to understand the fundamental terms of traditional Chinese medicine and culture in Chinese and English, and their relevance to cross-cultural discourse.
Li Zhaoguo is Professor and Dean of the School of Foreign Languages at Shanghai Normal University, China and the author of 32 monographs, 5 course books, 8 dictionaries and more than 200 papers.
Wu Qing is Professor at the English Department, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China.
Xing Yurui is Professor at the Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, China.
“This is appropriate for both students and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the evolution of Chinese medical terminology and concepts. ... This book does an adequate job of providing a foundation of knowledge in TCM terminology and concepts.” (Christian I. Jovanovic, Doody's Book Reviews, December 7, 2019)