Chen Xiuyuan Consumptive Disease

Qing Dynasty medical practitioner Chen Xiuyuan was arguably the most important educator of Chinese medicine until the arrival of Communism in 1949. Even until the 1970’s, his works were used by students and teachers alike in the study of Chinese medicine.

In this lecture series, Andrew Nugent-Head discusses line by line the Consumptive Diseases poem of Chen Xiuyuan’s incredibly famous Three Character Classic Poems for the Study of Medicine. Andrew not only translates every line, but also translates and elucidates Chen Xiuyuan’s own commentary on the meaning of each three character stanza. This course gives non Chinese speakers direct access to a critical book on the study of Chinese medicine without having to learn the language.

This lecture is approved for 4 CEUs  

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