Key Concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Li Zhaoguo
  • Wu Qing
  • Xing Yurui

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Li Zhaoguo, Wu Qing, Xing Yurui
    Pages 1-80
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 81-87

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive overview of Chinese medicine terminology translation, defining the most central concepts in Chinese traditional medicine, providing simplified Chinese characters, Mandarin Pronunciation in pinyin, citations for 111 of the most key concepts in traditional Chinese medicine and culture. Covering definitions of terms relating to essence, qi, yin-yang theory, five elements and visceral manifestation in traditional medicine, it offers a selection of English versions of each term in addition to a standard English version, drawing on the translation history of traditional Chinese medicine. It provides a useful resource to understand the fundamental terms of traditional Chinese medicine and culture in Chinese and English, and their relevance to cross-cultural discourse.


Chinese Medicine Terminology Translation Key Concepts in Chinese Traditional Medicine Yin-yang Theory and Chinese Medicine Translation History of Traditional Chinese Medicine Chinese Medicine Terms and Cross Cultural Discourse

Authors and affiliations

  • Li Zhaoguo
    • 1
  • Wu Qing
    • 2
  • Xing Yurui
    • 3
  1. 1.Shanghai Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Beijing University of Chinese MedicineBeijingChina
  3. 3.Shaanxi University of Chinese MedicineShaan XiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9135-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9136-1
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