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Anecdotes of Traditional Chinese Medicine

by Lifang Qu World Century Publishing Corporation
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Pbk 304 pages
AU$69.99 NZ$72.17
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This bilingual book contains a selection of Chinese medicine anecdotes drawn from China's enormous textual archive. The sections form collections of alternative names for:  


• Chinese medicine

• Biographies of sages

• Anecdotes about famous doctors and medical figures

• Stories about Chinese materia medica

• Anecdotes about formulas, clinical cases, acupuncture stories

• Explanation of acupuncture names.   


Each story begins with the Chinese characters, accompanied by the pin yin with tones to guide Western students with their Chinese pronunciation. Then the English version of the story follows with a glossary to assist Chinese students with their English pronunciation.

•Alternative Names for Chinese Medicine
•Biographies of Sages
•Anecdotes About Famous Doctors
•Anecdotes About Chinese Materia Medica
•Anecdotes About Formulas, Clinical Cases
•Elucidation of Acupuncture Names
•List of Sources

Qu Lifang is a Professor in the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and a Visiting Professor at the Hong Kong University. She has been teaching and in practice since 1983 after graduating from Chengdu University of TCM with a Bachelor of Medicine. In 2001 she gained her Master of Medicine degree from Shanghai University of TCM.  Since graduating Professor Qu has taught many TCM curriculum subjects in China. From 1990 she began teaching in English in China and internationally in many countries and universities, such as the University of Sydney, Hong Kong University, East Finland University, the University of Malta, and the International Medical University in Malaysia. She has published eight academic articles in overseas English journals, and is the author of the textbook Psychiatry of Chinese Medicine: Selected Mental Disorder Cases, and the Chief Editor of the Anecdotes of Traditional Chinese Medicine bi-lingual reader.  She is a member of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies' Translation of Chinese medicine professional committee member, Mental Diseases Specialty Committee, and the Chinese Medicine Psychology Specialty Committee.


Dr Mary Garvey has been in practice since completing her Chinese medicine training in Sydney in 1985. She undertook further training in Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Nanjing College of Chinese Medicine (1990), the Beijing China-Japan Friendship Hospital (2002) and the Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine (1998, 2002, 2004). She is currently a registered Doctor of Chinese medicine (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), a member of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Socie-ties' Mental Diseases Specialty Committee (Beijing), and a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She holds a fulltime academic position at the UTS where she is a lecturer, clinician and program director for the Chinese Medicine degree program.