New PDF release: A History of Chinese Science and Technology: Volume 2

By Yongxiang Lu

ISBN-10: 3662441659

ISBN-13: 9783662441657

ISBN-10: 3662441667

ISBN-13: 9783662441664

A background of chinese language technological know-how and Technology (Volumes 1, 2 & three) provides forty four person lectures, starting with historical chinese language technology and know-how within the technique of Human Civilizations and an summary of chinese language technological know-how and expertise, and carrying on with with in-depth discussions of a number of matters within the heritage of technological know-how and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with issues on Astronomy, mathematics, Agriculture and medication, The 4 nice innovations, and numerous technological parts heavily with regards to garments, nutrients, safeguard and transportation.
This booklet is the main authoritative paintings at the historical past of chinese language technology and know-how. it's the Winner of the China booklet Award, the Shanghai e-book Award (1st prize), and the Classical China overseas Publishing venture (GAPP, normal management of Press and booklet of China) and gives an important source for educational researchers and non-experts alike.

It originated with a chain of forty four lectures provided to best chinese language leaders, which acquired very confident suggestions. Written by way of most sensible chinese language students of their respective fields from the Institute for the historical past of usual Sciences, chinese language Academy of Sciences and plenty of different revered chinese language organisations, the e-book is meant for scientists, researchers and postgraduate scholars operating within the background of technology, philosophy of technological know-how and know-how, 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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Specifically, yellow is related to spleen and black to kidney. When orientations are involved, the center belongs to earth, the left or the east to liver and wood, and the right or the west to lung and metal. Therefore, “rosacea” indicates spleen dampness and stomach heat. The change of color in the left zygomatic indicates changed liver conditions and that in the right zygomatic indicates changed lung conditions. In addition, there is an important principle in observing complexions, that is, “luster” is more important than the “color”—luster is enough, regardless of the color, and lack of luster mostly denotes diseases.

It was believed that scientific knowledge was constructed by the people in a social process, in which nature did not play any role. Constructivist point of view on sociology of science is undoubtedly tarnished by tendencies of the extreme, but it can be used for observation and analysis of traditional medicine.  8 and 9). 1 The Theory of Yin and Yang, and Five Elements The topic of “yin and yang, and the five elements” will not sound strange to the Chinese people. However, few people really understand the emergence and development history of such a theory closely related to all aspects of the traditional Chinese culture or relation between it and traditional Chinese medicine.

What makes matters more interesting is a simple empirical test I did on those little patients. ” This demonstrates that there is no unbridgeable gap between Western and Chinese medicines. ” This is the “differential” process of the rules of differential treatment. , yin, yang, exterior, interior, heat, cold, insufficiency, and excess. The main principle of the “eight classes” is nothing but yin and yang. As long as the basic attributes of the disease are determined correctly and 40 Y. Liao treatment administered accordingly, there would no big mistake.

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