Jing Shen is the title of the seventh chapter of the Huainanzi, a major Daoist text of the early Chinese Han dynasty. Until recently it has remained relatively unrecognized and only partially translated. Long dismissed as merely a reiteration of earlier writings, its importance as a work in its own right and its role in Chinese intellectual history is only now beginning to be appreciated. Chapter 7, Jing Shen - vital or embodied spirit - examines the origins of life and the integral place of human beings within the cosmos. As a contemporary text to the Huangdi Neijing (Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic), it is of interest to practitioners of Chinese medicine as well as the more general reader. This is a group translation, made under the aegis of Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée.
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Book Description Monkey Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1872468101