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Book chapter on post-classical Indian traditions of medical debate and argumentation focused on the medical discourse of Viresvara.
Introduction: Indian medicine, as a systematic and scholarly tradition, begins historically with the appearance of the great medical encyclopedias of Caraka, Su ́sruta and Bhela about two thousand years ago.1 These are the oldest Indian medical texts we have, and also the most influential. Just...
It has been said that “of the whole collating project, the hardest part to carry out with complete success is probably the business of finding out what manuscripts there are.”1 This remark, originally intended to apply to classical Latin and Greek works, is even more true for Sanskrit...
Popular attention has recently been captured by the results of the Bodleian Library's 2017 project of radiocarbon dating portions of the birch-bark fragments constituting what is known as the Bakhshālī Manuscript. In this paper, we disagree with the interpretation of the findings announced by the...
This essay disambiguates the yoga texts associated with the name of the ancient Indian sage Yājñavalkya. Two key works are identified and reflections are offered on their manuscript and print histories. A text and translation of the section on yoga postures (āsana) from one of these works is...
Table of contents of 中國書畫全書 (2009; 20 volume-set)
The multi-volume set 中國書畫全書 published by 上海書畫出版社 in 2009 contains major pre-modern writings on Chinese calligraphy and painting. The complete list of writings contained there is present only in volume 1 of the set. Louis Chor transcribed the entire list (the table of contents) as this Web page....
Introduction: The book consists of 87 chapters and an epilogue, arranged in 15 broad topical sections such as "Food and Drink," "Poisoning," "Birth and Development of a Human Being," and "Rules for Healthy Living." There is a substantial introduction of 34 pages. A pleasing feature of the book is...