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Chinese Medicine for Maximum Immunity: Understanding the Five Elemental Types for Health and Well-being

by Jason Elias Katherine Ketcham

The Five Elements of Self-Healing grows out of herbalist and acupuncturist Jason Elias's conviction that the nature of the illnesses that he has encountered in his patients has changed dramatically since he started practicing complementary medicine twenty-five years ago. Every week he sees patients with disorders that were much less common fifteen or twenty years ago: chronic allergies, adult-onset diabetes, eczema, chronic fatigue syndrome, environmental illness, irritable bowel syndrome, lupus, and many different kinds of cancer. Reflecting on the health crises now facing us and on the connection between the rise in chronic immune disorders and toxic environmental and lifestyle patterns, Elias and collaborator Katherine Ketcham looked to the 5,000-year-old account of Chinese medicine, The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine, to seek the clues for restoring the balance of body and mind and finding the pathway to health and harmony. The result is The Five Elements of Self-Healing, which shows readers how to use the preventive strategies and gentle, supportive remedies of traditional Chinese medicine to heal contemporary chronic illnesses and bolster immunity, wellness, and mind-body harmony. The Five Elements of Self-Healing explores the Five Element System, the unique classification and diagnostic system that is the basis of traditional Chinese medicine. The first part of the book teaches readers how to identify which of the five elements--Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water--most directly influences their physical, emotional, and spiritual beings, and which imbalances in these energies can lead to particular physical, emotional, and spiritual disorders. The authors give detailed suggestions for restoring mind-body harmony and maintaining immunity and wellness, including stress- reduction techniques, dietary and exercise regimens, and the use of Chinese and Western herbs, nutritional supplements, and acupressure. In the second part of the book, the authors outline the causes, symptoms, and treatments of the most common immune system disorders, from the relatively benign colds and flus to the more chronic and distressing problems of allergies, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome and the life-threatening diseases of diabetes and cancer. With step-by-step instructions for self-treatment, inspiring case studies of Elias's patients' recoveries, and engaging stories from diverse folk traditions, The Five Elements of Self-Healing creates a system of medicine that honors the whole person: body and mind and spirit. Shining the light of ancient wisdom into the shadows of modern disease, this book guides readers toward a broader understanding of the art of self-healing.

Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis

by Volker Scheid

As a traditional healing art that has established a contemporary global presence, Chinese medicine defies categories and raises many interesting questions. If Chinese medicine is "traditional," why has it not disappeared with the rest of traditional Chinese society? If, as some claim, it is a science, what does that imply about what we call science? What is the secret of Chinese medicine's remarkable adaptability that has allowed it to prosper for more than 2,000 years? In Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China Volker Scheid presents an ethnography of Chinese medicine that seeks to answer these questions, but his ethnography is informed by some atypical approaches. Scheid, a medical anthropologist and practitioner of Chinese medicine in practice since 1983, has produced an ethnography that accepts plurality as an intrinsic and nonreducible aspect of medical practice. It has been widely noted that a patient visiting ten different practitioners of Chinese medicine may receive ten different prescriptions for the same complaint, yet many of these various treatments may be effective. In attempting to illuminate the plurality in Chinese medical practice, Scheid redefines-and in some cases abandons-traditional anthropological concepts such as tradition, culture, and practice in favor of approaches from disciplines such as science and technology studies, social psychology, and Chinese philosophy. As a result, his book sheds light not only on Chinese medicine but also on the Western academic traditions used to examine it and presents us with new perspectives from which to deliberate the future of Chinese medicine in a global context. Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China is the product of two decades of research including numerous interviews and case studies. It will appeal to a western academic audience as well as practitioners of Chinese medicine and other interested medical professionals, including those from western biomedicine.

The Chinese Mind: Understanding Traditional Chinese Beliefs and Their Influence on Contemporary Culture

by Boye Lafayette De Mente

The Chinese: understanding a people and their culture through key words and language.The Chinese Mind pinpoints areas of China's traditional values and behaviors that play a significant role in the business and social relationships of the Chinese.<P><P> It also identifies key areas of Chinese culture that have changed as a result of the adoption of a market-based economy and other elements of Western culture. It includes discussion topics and questions, along with an extensive selection of Chinese "code words" that explain the essence and role of key elements of the traditional culture that have survived into modern times. Covering everything from the importance of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, to the influence of foreign fast food and video games, this book provides a wide-ranging glimpse into the seemingly opaque Chinese mind.The Chinese Mind is an excellent overview of Chinese tradition, history, and culture that is perfect for the classroom, tourists or outsiders living or doing business in China. Some of the vital concepts explored here include:Yin and Yang, the search for balance in all thingsMianji, the importance of faceHong, looking at things holisticallyDe, the power of virtueGuo cui, the national essence of the ChineseZhong fu, the pursuit of insight

Chinese New Year (Best Holiday Books)

by Dianne M. Macmillan

In eight chapters, author Dianne M. MacMillan explains the beginnings and the history of Chinese New Year, how it is celebrated today, and why it is so important. Readers will learn about the traditions of this amazing holiday--and feel like they are standing right there, watching the golden dragon parade! Picture captions and descriptions present.

The Chinese New Year Mystery (Nancy Drew Notebooks #39)

by Carolyn Keene

WHAT'S CHINESE NEW YEAR WITHOUT A DRAGON? The third-grade classes at Nancy's school are learning about Chinese culture, and they'll celebrate the Chinese New Year with a special parade. The highlight of the parade will be a dragon costume. Nancy's class is making it out of feathers, sequins, gold tassels, and red silk. But right before the big day, the dragon disappears! Nancy, Bess, and George are in the New Year's spirit. They've enjoyed a delicious feast at the home of their classmate Mari Cheng. She's even lent the girls special Chinese outfits to wear. But without the dragon, there will be no parade. And that makes Nancy roaring mad!

Chinese New Year (Rookie Read-About Holidays)

by David F. Marx

The celebration of the Chinese New Year includes dancing dragons, firecrackers, lanterns, open windows, and blooming flowers. This Rookie Read-About® Holidays book introduces children to this exciting holiday, using colorful photos and simple text to encourage them to read on their own. Read these other Rookie Read-About® Holidays books: Chanukah, Christmas, Columbus Day, Diwali, Earth Day, Easter, Halloween, Independence Day, Kwanzaa, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, New Year's Day, Passover, Presidents' Day, Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day. Picture descriptions present.

The Chinese Orange Mystery

by Ellery Queen

A puzzling publishing murder attracts the eye of Ellery QueenMandarin Press is a premier publishing house for foreign literature, but to those at the top of this enterprise, there is little more beautiful than a rare stamp. As Donald Kirk, publisher and philatelist, prepares his office for a banquet, an unfamiliar man comes to call. No one recognizes him, but Kirk's staff is used to strange characters visiting their boss, so Kirk's secretary asks him to wait in the anteroom. Within an hour, the mysterious visitor is dead on the floor, head bashed in with a fireplace poker, and everything in the anteroom has been quite literally turned upside down. The rug is backwards; the furniture is backwards; even the dead man's clothes have been put on front-to-back. As debonair detective Ellery Queen pries into the secrets of Mandarin Press, every clue he finds is topsy-turvy. The great sleuth must tread lightly, for walking backwards is a surefire way to step off a cliff.

Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolors

by Lian Quan Zhen

Features step-by-step mini demonstrations covering everything from brushstrokes to composition. Known for its simplicity and fluidity of line, traditional Chinese watercolor painting captures the essence of natural objects with a profound, unmatched beauty. In this distinctive guide, renowned artist Lian Zhen shows newcomers how to paint in this loose, liberating style through a series of basic demonstrations. Zhen begins by introducing artists to the unique qualities of inks, rice papers and bamboo brushes, and encourages artists to practice basic Chinese brushstrokes and composition principles. Following Zhen's unique blend of classic and modern watercolor methods, artists will learn to paint entire compositions based on classic Chinese watercolor subjects, including flowers, birds and fish. Mini demos ensure artists successfully render every detail, including eyes, scales, feathers, beaks, petals and more.

A Chinese Phrase A Day Practice Pad

by Sam Brier Xia Lu

A Chinese Phrase A Day is a fun, less-intimidating way to learn Chinese! Part of Tuttle's best-selling page-a-day line, this new edition teaches useful everyday phrases and words.Although more people are studying the Chinese language than ever before, others are still wary of starting because they believe, "it's too difficult." But A Chinese Phrase A Day will show absolute beginners that Chinese is in many ways much easier than other languages and it will help intermediate Chinese learners review and improve upon their past studies and practice Chinese everyday. With almost no grammar or tense, no verb conjugation and a consistency that English, Spanish, French and Japanese learners can only wish for, Chinese enables you to start conversing relatively quickly. After a few weeks of gradual progress your ability to read Chinese, write Chinese and speak Chinese will grow tremendously.This calendar like desk companion is divided into monthly topics and builds upon itself, one day at a time. Chinese phrases are kept short, simple and functional. Each of the 365 pages include these four components: The simplified Chinese characters. The romanized Chinese (hanyu pinyin). The English phrase. A related cultural note to put the phrase into context.Audio for all of the A Chinese Phrase A Day entries is available online. Listening and repeating after the native speakers in the audio files will help you to practice Chinese regularly and polish your spoken Mandarin Chinese and Mandarin listening comprehension. To get started, turn to Day One and begin studying the phrase, its meaning, pronunciation and cultural context. Then tear off the sheet and practice writing it a few times. In a matter of days you'll be on your way to reading and writing Chinese!

Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings

by Qin Xue Herzberg Larry Herzberg

This treasury of Chinese wisdom presents over five hundred proverbs while offering keys to culture and language. Here are both the familiar, earnest sayings of Confucius and Lao Zi ("The longest journey begins with a single step") and the homespun truths of every day ("Teachers open the door; you enter by yourself"). Designed both for inspirational browsing and for students of language and culture, the text is organized by subject (Learning, Patience, Money, Family, Food, etc.) and provides commentary plus Chinese characters and pinyin romanization for each entry. Includes an index.Qin Xue Herzberg and Larry Herzberg live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are co-authors of the popular China Survival Guide as well as Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar.

The Chinese Puzzle of Shag Island

by Judith St. George

What seems a harmless enough trip to the family's ancestral home on a Maine island turns into something much more dangerous for thirteen-year-old Kim.

Chinese Religiosities: Afflictions of Modernity and State Formation

by Mayfair Mei-Hui Yang

The long twentieth century in China and Taiwan has seen both a dramatic process of state-driven secularization and modernization and a vigorous revival of contemporary religious life. Chinese Religiosities explores the often vexed relationship between the modern Chinese state and religious practice.

Chinese Shar-Pei

by Juliette Cunliffe

One of the world's most peculiar dogs, perhaps, is the Chinese Shar-Pei, known for distinctive wrinkles, his blue black tongue, and his extremely harsh coat. Few dogs have as fascinating a history as the Chinese Shar-Pei, an ancient breed rescued from the precipice of extinction in the mid 20th century. Devoted fans of the Shar-Pei describe the breed as affectionate, protective, independent, and calm. This Comprehensive Owner's Guide gives newcomers to the Shar-Pei all of the necessary information about socializing and training the Shar-Pei, preventing and handling potential health issues, and evaluating the compatibility of the breed to a new owner's expectations and life style. Author Juliette Cunliffe paints a realistic and revealing portrait of this extraordinary breed that requires an attentive, dog-smart owner to thrive., an account that all lovers of the breed will appreciate for its insight and candor.New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

The Chinese Shawl (Miss Silver #5)

by Patricia Wentworth

Miss Silver must intervene when an age-old family feud returns with fatal effectAll London loves Tanis Lyle. A beautiful amateur who happened accidentally on a career in the theater, she has just finished filming her first motion picture. Though hardly beautiful, the young woman has electric charm, and seems to hypnotize all who meet her. This is the effect she has on Laura Fane, a distant cousin who has long heard rumors of the great beauty who, because of a long-standing family feud, she has never been allowed to meet. When Tanis's life is cut short by an unknown hand, Miss Silver hunts for the killer. As she and Laura quickly learn, great beauty invites hate just as readily as it does love.

The Chinese Tao of Business

by Usha C. Haley George T. Haley Chinhwee Tan

How can managers discover, develop and implement successful business strategies for China and our global economy? Drawing on in-depth research with top executives of successful Chinese and Western companies, this book provides a road map for profitable business strategies in our interconnected economy. In the process, the authors describe and examine both Chinese and Western strategic management, their weaknesses and strengths. Starting with an analysis of the historical, cultural and legal antecedents of Chinese strategy, the authors identify potential for synergy and dominance between companies from Western, industrialized economies and Chinese companies. The book closes with recommendations on how the managements of non-Chinese companies, now pouring into China, can most effectively compete and interact with Chinese businesspersons and governments.The Chinese Tao of Business offers guidance to compete successfully against local companies and in foreign markets through:Unique insights into Chinese bus iness strategy, including its origins and influencing factors;Insightful perspectives on the evolution of China's market and business environments;Incisive analysis of Eastern and Western strategic decision-making styles and how they differ;Cogent identification of hidden and overt threats, pitfalls and opportunities that Western companies face in China and how to plan for them;Effective direction through an Adaptive-Action Road Map (ARM) for successful business strategies in China and the global economy.

The Chinese Vegan Kitchen: More Than 225 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Dishes from The Culinary Regions of China

by Donna Klein

Colorful, aromatic, and flavorful--and as simple as ordering in. The harmonious blending of color, aroma, and flavor has made Chinese cuisine one of the most popular on the planet. As the world's largest producer of fruits and vegetables, China boasts an impressive array of meat-free, egg-free, dairy-free dishes that has also made its cuisine one of the earth's healthiest. From tasty appetizers to mouthwatering desserts, The Chinese Vegan Kitchen is a collection of easy yet authentic recipes from the various culinary regions of China--Canton, Hunan, Peking, Shanghai, Sichuan, Taiwan, Tibet--that you can prepare in your own kitchen with ingredients readily available in western supermarkets. This book features: * 225 delicious and nutritious recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, noodle dishes, rice dishes, tofu and other main dishes, side dishes, and desserts * Nutritional analysis of calories, protein, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, and dietary fiber for every recipe * Cooks' tips throughout * A glossary of ingredients and where to find them This is vegan cooking like you've never experienced it--but you will be coming back to this irresistible collection time and again. .

Chinese Vegetarian Cooking

by Daniel Reid

Delicious and easy vegetarian favorites like Vegetarian Fried Beehoon, Vegetarian Beancurd Skin Rolls and Spicy Tofu with Roasted Peanuts

Chinese Vegetarian Cooking

by Daniel Reid

Delicious and easy vegetarian favorites like Vegetarian Fried Beehoon, Vegetarian Beancurd Skin Rolls and Spicy Tofu with Roasted Peanuts

The Chinese Way in Business

by Boyé Lafayette De Mente

This book is a comprehensive, expert guide to doing business in China.Western technology, management expertise and capital have fueled an incredible expansion of China's economy. Trade with China is at an all time high and so are the numbers of Westerners travelling to China for business. Business from China has also picked up as Chinese firms look to expand abroad. Understanding the ins and outs of the confusing and often contradictory Chinese business culture can lend an enormous advantage. The Chinese Way in Business is an invaluable tool that teaches Westerners the basic Chinese philosophy of doing business and how to cultivate strong personal relationships with Chinese business people and Chinese nationals.The author, Boye Lafayette De Mente worked in Asia for over thirty years as a journalist and business consultant and has long been considered an authority on East Asian business. In this book, he reveals the historical factors, collective traits and individual qualities that determine how the Chinese do business today, and the direction their economy will take in the future. His is a true insider's view-whether the topic is the legal framework for business development, or the importance of social relationships to successful business dealings in China.

The Chinese Way in Business

by Boyé Lafayette De Mente

This book is a comprehensive, expert guide to doing business in China.Western technology, management expertise and capital have fueled an incredible expansion of China's economy. Trade with China is at an all time high and so are the numbers of Westerners travelling to China for business. Business from China has also picked up as Chinese firms look to expand abroad. Understanding the ins and outs of the confusing and often contradictory Chinese business culture can lend an enormous advantage. The Chinese Way in Business is an invaluable tool that teaches Westerners the basic Chinese philosophy of doing business and how to cultivate strong personal relationships with Chinese business people and Chinese nationals.The author, Boye Lafayette De Mente worked in Asia for over thirty years as a journalist and business consultant and has long been considered an authority on East Asian business. In this book, he reveals the historical factors, collective traits and individual qualities that determine how the Chinese do business today, and the direction their economy will take in the future. His is a true insider's view-whether the topic is the legal framework for business development, or the importance of social relationships to successful business dealings in China.

Chinese Whispers

by Peter May

His victims are young, beautiful and viciously mutilated. He calls himself the Beijing Ripper. And the media and terror-sticken public are demanding his arrest. Now Li Yan, the head of Beijing's serious crime squad, has been put in the spotlight. But he can't stop the Beijing Ripper alone. American pathologist Margaret Campbell is invited to perform an autopsy on one of the victims and her results send shockwaves through the investigation. Then Li begins receiving personal letters from the killer, and his life and career start falling apart. Li needs to uncover the Ripper's identity if he is to save himself and his family. Li Yan and Margaret Campbell find themselves facing an unscrupulous foe who could prove to be their deadliest enemy yet.

Chinese Wisdom

by Gerald Benedict

This is a compilation of the finest spiritual wisdom from China, covering nearly 5,000 years of masterly insight including the great traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, Zen, Chinese Buddhism and Chinese poetry.

The Chinese Wonder Book

by Norman Hinsdale Pitman Sylvia Lin-chun Lin Li Chu Tang

The Chinese Wonder Book contains some of the most beloved Chinese folktales.Originally published in 1919, this book has thrilled and amused children and adults for generations, and served as an accessible introduction to Chinese folklore for countless readers.Chinese children's stories include: "The Golden Beetle or Why the Dog Hates the Cat" "The Great Bell" "The Strange Tale of Doctor Dog" "The Talking Fish."Included with these fifteen magical Chinese fairy tales are Li Chu Tang's glorious, full-color illustrations original to the book's first edition, making this book a historical treasure. A new foreword by Sylvia Lin pays homage to the magic of Chinese folktales and adds its own enchantment to this classic children's book. This endearing collection of Chinese fables is sure to bring as much joy to today's children as it did to their grandparents.

Chinese Wushu

by Qingjie Zhou

Wushu techniques are at the core of all of China's martial arts.

Chinggis Khan

by Michal Biran

In this novel perspective on a much-maligned figure, Michal Biran explains the monumental impact Chinggis Khan has had upon the Islamic World, both positive and negative. Often criticised as a mass-slaughterer, pillager, and arch-enemy of the faith, Biran shows that his constructive influence upon Islam was also considerable - his legacy apparent in Central Asia even today. Covering Chinggis Khan's early career, his conquests, the enduring power of his descendents, and the numerous ways he is presented in different Muslim contexts, this accessible book provides a fascinating insight into one of the most notorious men in history.

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