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Published 2009

Hardcover book

540 pages

ISBN 9780729538817

SKU: ShaHanLunExp


With index
With glossary
With appendix

Shang Han Lun Explained

By (author)  Greta Young Jie De
By (author)  Robin Marchment

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Hardcover book | $131.00

Translation, explanation and discussion, with cases, of the ancient Chinese medicine text, Shang Han Lun, written by Zhang Zhong Jing in 200 AD

Shang Han Lun is a seminal test in Chinese medical literature, analysing the aetiology, pathogenesis and complications of acute upper respiratory tract infections. Shang Han Lun lays the groundwork for Chinese medical theory and its treatment strategies, including the consequences of incorrect treatment and how the omission or addition of even one herb in a formula can effect its efficacy.

This book makes understanding a complex classic of Chinese medicine easy.


  • original clauses in Chinese are followed by faithful English translations

  • discussion of each clause highlights diagnostic and therapeutic principles

  • application of treatment principles to a wide range of diseases

  • case studies demonstrate contemporary clinical use of the classic formula

  • detailed classic formula ingredients, including decoction methods

  • clear chapter outlines, end-of-chapter summaries, full glossary

  • Chinese and pharmacological herb names are cross-referenced

  • separate indexes for symptoms, clauses and formulas

About the Author's:

Greta Young Jie De is a specialist in the classic literature of Chinese medicine and is one of its foremost experts, awarded a masters degree in Wen Bing (1997) and a doctorate of Chinese Medicine in Shan Han Lun (2006) by the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Greta lectures in Classic literature at RMIT University.

Robin Marchment BA(Hons), AdvDipHSc(Acup), BHSc(Acup), CertGynae(China), DipLang(Chinese), AdvDipHSc(TCM) is a registered herbalist and acupuncturist (CMRBV), runs a private practice and lectures in Chinese medicine. She is the author of Chinese TCM Practitioners and Gynaecology Revisited: Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Practitioners of Chinese Medicine.