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Depression & Mania

Coming soon!  Zhu Lin Press’s first publication!

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Midwinter

From The Bird Flu: A Classical Perspective, Gabriel Weiss, 2007, p. 11 The Book of Rites was written during the Warring States Period and then extensively reworked during the first century BCE.  Like the Rites of Zhou, this work describes … Continue reading

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Spring’s Mandate

From The Bird Flu: A Classical Perspective, Gabriel Weiss, 2007, p. 10 The context in which the concept of 癘 was used in ancient texts reveals something of the general understanding of the term at the time. For instance, in … Continue reading

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“Offices of Heaven 天官冢宰”

From The Bird Flu: A Classical Perspective by Gabriel Weiss, 2007, p. 5. In Section 1 of The Rites of Zhou 周禮 , “Offices of Heaven 天官冢宰” we read 疾醫掌養萬民之疾病。四時皆有癘疾:春時有痟首疾,夏時有痒疥疾,秋時有瘧寒疾,冬時有嗽上氣疾。以五味、五穀、五藥養其病,以五氣、五聲、五色X[1]其死生。兩之以九竅之變,參之以九藏之動。凡民之有疾病者,分而治之。死終,則各書其所以,而入于醫師 Physicians treat the pathology of the ten-thousand people. All four … Continue reading

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