Ben Cao Gang Mu, Volume II
Waters, Fires, Soils, Metals, Jades, Stones, Minerals, Salts
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The Ben cao gang mu is a sixteenth-century Chinese encyclopedia of medical matter and natural history by Li Shizhen (1518-1593). The culmination of a sixteen-hundred-year history of Chinese medical and pharmaceutical literature, it is considered the most important and comprehensive book ever written in the history of Chinese medicine and remains an invaluable resource for researchers and practitioners. This nine-volume series reveals an almost two-millennia-long panorama of wide-ranging observations and sophisticated interpretations, ingenious manipulations, and practical applications of natural substances for the benefit of human health. Paul Unschuld's annotated translation of the Ben cao gang mu, presented here with the original Chinese text, opens a rare window into viewing the people and culture of China's past.
1.1 History of Chinese materia medica literature.
1.2 Structure and contents of the Ben cao gang mu.
1.3 Biographical sketch of Li Shizhen (1518 - 1593).
2. Notes on the Translation.
3. Wang Shizhen's preface of 1590.
4. Translation of the Ben cao gang mu . Chapters 5 - 11.
Section Waters. Chapter 5
Group I: Waters of Heaven
Group II: Waters of the Earth
Section Fires. Chapter 6
Section Soils. Chapter 7
Section Metals and Stones. Chapter 8
Group I: Metals
Group II: Jades
Section Stones. Chapter 9
Group III: Stones
Chapter 10: Section of Stones
Group IV: Stones
Section Stones. Chapter 11
Group V: Salt Stones/Minerals
5. Weights and measures.
5.1 Measures of capacity.
5.2 Measures of weight.
5.3 Measures of length.
5.4 Measures of the size of pills.
6. Appendix Pharmaceutical Substances of Plant Origin mentioned in BCGM ch 5 - 11 in passing. By Ulrike Unschuld