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The most important clinical book in Chinese Medicine is the Shang Han Lun, and the most important part of the book is the Preface!
Overlooked by readers and often omitted by publishers, the preface contains the keys to understanding the rest of the Shang Han Lun. In this fascinating discussion, Andrew Nugent-Head awakens the hidden meanings line by line, explaining references Zhang Zhongjing makes that are often missed by Chinese and western scholars alike.
“This is how I learned the classics here in China: in a teacher’s home, the ancient books coming alive and the passions of ancient authors filling the room as if they were speaking their words to you. Zhang Zhongjing’s Preface is the most exciting and important part of his Shang Han Lun. Understanding what he is really saying is the key to understanding his entire book. In this lecture, I share the Preface just as my teacher, Dr. Li Hongxiang, shared it with me.
This lecture was only possible through Dr. Li Hongxiang’s teaching, and a special acknowledgement and thanks must be given to him.
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