Seven Emotions: Psychology and Health in Ancient China



By: Claude Larre and Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee

Transcribed from two London seminars, this text provides a new insight into the emotions and their pathology as presented in the texts of the Neijing Suwen and Lingshu, the Yellow Emperor's Classic. There is a general discussion of the classical Chinese concept of the emotions from the medical and Taoist classics, followed by an in-depth study of anger, nu, fear, kong, joy and elation, xi le, sadness; bei, grief; you, overthinking; si and fright, jing.

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  • ISBN: 187246808X