The Volume I teach the language of contemporary Chinese
technical literature. The subject matter is Chinese medicine, making
these texts ideal for those who wish to learn Chinese from real-world
sources. All 128 of the texts chosen are excerpted from the introduction
to Chinese medicine written by Qin Bowei, one of the founders of TCM
and a medical writer known for his clear, precise and detailed clinical
expression. The work is thus a superb supplement for students of Chinese
and an effective course of study for clinicians or scholars who wish to
read Chinese technical periodicals, papers and texts.
first volume teaches vocabulary. Each text is an exercise; readers
transliterate, then translate a passage based on the simplified
character vocabulary provided with each passage and its preceding
passages. A completed transliteration in Pinyin and a finished English
translation accompany the Chinese. The subject matter provides an
exposure to authentic contemporary discussions of the fundamental
principles of Chinese medicine.