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BACKCOVER: "The Mai Jing or Pulse Classic was written in the late Han dynasty by Wang Shu-he. It is the first book in the Chinese medical literature devoted entirely to pulse diagnosis. As such, it is the undeniable and necessary foundation text for anyone seriously interested in understanding the rationale for and method of reading the pulse in Chinese medicine. Although not an easy read, this book is a mine of valuable information for those wishing to go more deeply into a study of the pulse." - Bob Flaws
"Wang Shu-he's Pulse Classic influenced many neighboring and distant countries, being introduced to Korea and Japan in the 6th century. In the 11th century, it arrived in Arabian lands and greatly promoted medical science in the Middle East. The medical sage of Arabia, Avicenna, included the 24 pulse images in Chapter Two of his great work, An Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ancient Indian medical records first describing pulse-reading techniques in the 13th century were also a transmission from China. In 1313, Wang's masterpiece was translated into the Turkish language. This ably demonstrates Wang's great contribution to world medicine." - Chen Chan-yuan