Chinese Medical Chinese
Grammar and Vocabulary
By Nigel Wiseman and Feng Ye. 6" x 9", 444 pages paperback. Highly useful work for the student or practitioner of Chinese medicine who is acquiring the original medical language of his/her profession. The work assumes that the student has already acquired a knowledge of how Chinese characters are composed, how they are written, and how they are pronounced. More than 2,500 terms are presented in two parts. The first describes the basic features of the literary language of Chinese medicine and its relationship to the language. It explains grammatical constructions commonly encountered in Chinese medical texts and describes in detail how Chinese medical terms are composed. The second part presents vocabulary and terminology as its component characters. The discussions are organized in categories that cover Basic Theories, Diseases, Pathomechanisms and Pattern Identification, Principles and Methods of Treatment, Chinese Pharmaceutics, and Acupuncture.