By: Claude Larre and Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee
This text is the first in a series of edited and illustrated lecture transcripts that include translations and commentaries on key Chinese texts. Because this work is intently concerned with meanings and etymologies, it includes Chinese characters to encourage familiarity. It shares with serious linguistic works a concentration on the careful selection of terms. The authors are less concerned with the technical language of Chinese medicine and more intent upon the seminal concepts and their web of interwoven meanings. Practitioners familiar with and receptive to Larre's work will welcome these transcripts.