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Chinese And Indian Medicine Today

Author: Md. Nazrul Islam
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811039623
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This book discusses Asian medicine, which puts enormous emphasis on prevention and preservation of health, and examines how, in recent decades, medical schools in Asia have been increasingly shifting toward a curative approach. It offers an ethnographic investigation of the scenarios in China and India and finds that modern students and graduates in these countries perceive Asian medicine to be as important as Western medicine. There is a growing tendency to integrate Asian medicine with Western medical thought in the academic curriculum that has led to a gradual decline of Asian medical thought and practices. At the same time, there has been a massive rise in patent drugs, health products and cosmetics being sold under the brand names of Asian medicine or herbal medicine. Most of these drugs and health products do not follow the classical formulas found in the Asian medical texts. The book analyses these texts and concludes that contemporary Asian medicine rarely follows the classical texts, and in fact uses Asian medicine brands to sell Western health products and practices. With a particular focus on the formal and professional sector of Chinese herbal medicine and Indian ayurvedic medicine in urban areas, this book appeals to a broad readership, including undergraduate students and academics as well as non-experts. Md. Nazrul Islam is an Associate Professor in the General Education Office, United International College, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University. He was a Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (2015-16) during which time he completed this book manuscript.

Tales Of A Chinese Grandmother

Author: Frances Carpenter
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462902898
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This illustrated multicultural children's book presents classic Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture. Chinese folklore tradition is as colorful and captivating as any in the world, but the stories themselves still are not as well-known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans Christian Andersen. Tales of a Chinese Grandmother, written by Frances Carpenter, presents a collection of 30 authentic Chinese folktales. These classic stories represent the best of the Chinese folk tradition and are told here by the character Lao Lao, the beloved grandmother of the nineteenth-century Ling household. A sampling from a long and proud tradition, these Chinese folktales are sure to delight adults as well as children of all ages. Chinese children's stories include: How Pan Ku Made the World The God that Lived in the Kitchen The Daughter of the Dragon King The Grateful Fox Fairy The King of the Monkeys The Wonderful Pear Tree Ko-Ai's Lost Shoe Heng O, the Moon Lady The Old Old One's Birthday

Famous Chinese Sayings Quoted By Wen Jiaba

Author: Wang chun yong
Publisher: 中華書局(香港)出版有限公司
ISBN: 9628931652
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本書收集溫家寶總理在各種訪談、演講、會議中引用的詩文、名句120條,詳列出處,釋義,概述引文的作者、作品背景以及引用背景,分析溫總理為什麼要在此時此地、此情此境引用此人此言,讓讀者借此窺見溫總理的素養、品格和他對中國改革、民生諸問題的觀點、態度等,從而深切地理解溫總理的行事與為人;並通過溫總理的解讀、闡發,更深刻地領會這些智慧寶珠的奧妙。 This book has 124 lines of Chinese sayings quoted by Premier Wen in various interviews, speeches and conferences. The source, authors, meaning, and background of the quotations are given in detail. The contexts in which Premier Wen quoted these lines are also comprehensively analyzed. The book gives an insight into his views and thoughts on China’s reform and the welfare of the people. Through these quotations, readers will get to know Premier Wen, his personality and his perspectives. Readers will also grasp the wisdom of the sages through Premier Wen’s exposition of his quotations. 本書特點: 1. 溫家寶總理是中國最擅長引經據典的國家領導人之一。他的言談裏不經意間就會跳出一些經典的詩文、名句。這些引文言簡意賅、意蘊深遠,是人類歷史文化長河中凝成的智慧寶珠。 2. 而溫總理引用詩文,也並非一時一地為切合情境或豐富文采而用,它們往往具有極其深刻的寓意,同時折射出溫總理的思想、觀念、風格、操守。 3. 此書首次全面收錄溫家寶總理經典引句,從獨特的視角切入政治人物的內心。 4. 深入挖掘引言背景,幫助讀者領會其中深意。

Young Rebels In Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Author: Zhou Xuelin
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622098497
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In the 1980s, a new type of central character emerged in contemporary Chinese films - angry and alienated youth. Filmmakers treated youth as a separate category and showed them in urban situations behaving in unconventional and socially rebellious ways. Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema looks for evidence in films that exemplify this trend.

The Magic Lotus Lantern And Other Tales From The Han Chinese

Author: Haiwang Yuan
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591582946
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Focusing specifically on the stories of the Han Chinese (the largest ethnic group in China, numbering over a billion people), this collection presents more than 50 tales, both well known and obscure--from "Monkeys Fishing the Moon" and "The Butterfly Lovers" to "Painted Skin" and "Dragon Princess." These are stories that will enchant listeners of all ages, while providing a glimpse into Chinese traditions and ways of thought. To further enhance cultural understanding, the tales are supplemented with historical and cultural background, notes on storytelling, crafts and games, recipes, proverbs, color photos, a map, a glossary, and more.

Night Time And Sleep In Asia And The West

Author: Lodewijk Brunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134367546
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Ideas and practices concerning sleep and night-time are constantly changing and widely varied in different cultures and societies. What we do during the day and night is the result of much political struggle. Trade unions, political parties, entrepreneurs, leaders and schools boards, all have an interest in questions of timing for the opening and closing of shops, the starting hours of schools and factories, and the number of hours people have to work and sleep. By drawing together comparative case studies from countries in both Asia and Europe, Night-time and Sleep in Asia and the West allows the reader to track the differences in the cultural importance given to the night, and to compare the ways in which the challenges and opportunities of modernity have been played out in the East and the West.

The Shorter Columbia Anthology Of Traditional Chinese Literature

Author: Victor H. Mair
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231505620
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With its fresh translations by newer voices in the field, its broad scope, and its flowing style, this anthology places the immense riches of Chinese literature within easy reach. Ranging from the beginnings to 1919, this abridged version of The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature retains all the characteristics of the original. In putting together these selections Victor H. Mair interprets "literature" very broadly to include not just literary fiction, poetry, and drama, but folk and popular literature, lyrics and arias, elegies and rhapsodies, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, letters, criticism and theory, and travelogues and jokes.

Chinese Self Massage Therapy

Author: Fan Ya-Li
Publisher: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.
ISBN: 9780936185743
Size: 61.80 MB
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Chinese self-massage has many benefits and uses, ranging from maintaining health to treating acne, losing or gaining weight, and preventing wrinkles. This comprehensive overview of the theories and techniques of Chinese self-massage is for both professional practitioners of Chinese medicine and people who are interested in caring for their health. It includes self-massage procedures for treatment and prevention of many common complaints, such as colds and flus, insomnia, high blood pressure, constipation, diabetes, menstrual pain, tennis elbow, and fibrocystic breast disease, along with accompanying pictures showing how and where the technique should be done. This book also includes sections on self-massage for sexual dysfunction, beautification, weight loss, maintenance of teeth, prevention of balding, and the promotion of better breast health.

China S Romance With Missiles

Author: Andrew J. Kirby
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490835423
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China’s Romance with Missiles follows the story of a poor young man named Biao drafted into a continental-sized war involving Pakistan, India, and China on the Kashmir border. After surviving the front line of battle, he is almost placed in prison. Instead, he is placed on clean-up duty after Pakistan is defeated. From a chance encounter, he receives high recommendation and passes counterintelligence tests to become a spy. Meanwhile, he struggles with his romantic relationships and almost loses his best friend. He returns home after months in service to find his parents had been drafted into service and his best friend is studying law and is in a large suit against the mistreatment of his minority Chinese group, the Subei, and others. His friend becomes deeper involved in finding the truth, to his own endangerment. Biao finds himself going on ever more dangerous missions. Then the unexpected happens—the entire Muslim world attacks China. Can Biao protect his best friend, parents, and his crumbling relationship? Can he even protect himself? What is the future of his people, the Chinese? Read China’s Romance with Missiles to find out!