Title: 中医内科学 (第２版) Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine (2nd edition)
Editor: 彭勃 Peng Bo
Publisher: 人民卫生出版社 People’s Medical Publishing House
Series: 全国高等中医药院校汉英双语教材·供来华留学生用 Chinese-English Textbooks for International Students of Chinese TCM Institutions
Language: bilingual Chinese-English
Date of publication: 2007.09
Edtion: Second edition
Number of pages: 606
Dimensions: 18.5 x 26 cm
Target audience: Students and teachers of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine is a clinical discipline on elaborating etiology and pathogenesis as well as diagnostic and therapeutic rules of internal diseases with the theory of traditional Chinese medicine. It is also the foundation of learning other clinical disciplines. Based on the guidelines of the National Planned Bilingual Textbooks of the 11th Five-year Plan for All-China TCM Universities or Colleges, this book is primary intended for international students to learn traditional Chinese medicine.
The book consists of two parts: general introduction and individual exposition. Focused on syndrome differentiation and treatment, the general introduction mainly contains the definition and scope of traditional Chinese internal medicine, the characteristics of traditional Chinese internal diseases, and the principles and common methods of syndrome differentiation and treatment on traditional Chinese internal diseases. The individual exposition introduces 42 diseases in terms of their general knowledge, etiology and pathogenesis, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, treatment based on syndrome differentiation, commonly used patent Chinese herbal products, lifestyle recommendations, summary; and after-class questions. The general knowledge is clear and accurate. The etiology and pathogenesis is simple and concise. The diagnosis and differential diagnosis is brief and practical. The treatment based on syndrome differentiation includes keys in differentiation and general pathogenesis. The lifestyle recommendations embody the characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine. By listing the key or difficult knowledge points, the after-class questions can help the students with a better understanding.
Since most international students have some medical background, we summarized the common disease names in the part of general knowledge and also compiled the indexes for disease names in Western medicine and collections of formulas. We believe that these jobs can help the students understand and grasp the law and characteristics of treating the same disease with different methods or treating different diseases with the same method in traditional Chinese medicine.
Since the overseas education in the field of traditional Chinese medicine has unique characteristics, we tried our best to present the essential core and knowledge points of traditional Chinese internal medicine and also tried out best to make the learning easier. During the translation, we tried out best to follow the principle of fidelity, fluency, and elegance: faithful to the original meaning of traditional Chinese medicine and also adaptable to the language habits of English-speaking students.
It is a tough job to compile such a bilingual textbook. Although we have tried our best to perfect this book, flaws or mistakes may not be completely avoided. Any suggestions or comments are welcome and highly valuable for the future improvement.
The chief editor is responsible for reviewing the Chinese version. The chief translator is responsible for reviewing the English version. Without the support from the textbook working group of the Ministry of Health and administrators and experts from All-China TCM universities or colleges, we would never complete this book. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those who have been supportive in the course of compiling and translating this book.
Compiling and Translating Committee of Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a unique theoretical system and is clinically effective. Over the past few decades it has been attracting increasing attention from all over the world. More and more overseas students come to China to learn TCM and there has been a huge upsurge in the learning of TCM worldwide. To meet the needs of these students, accelerate the processes of internationalization of TCM, and improve the quality of education available to overseas students coming to China to learn TCM, these textbooks have been compiled by China National Association of International Exchange and Collaboration in TCM Higher Education in accordance with the wishes of the Ministry of Education of P.R.C., the Ministry of Health of P.R.C., and the State Administration Bureau of TCM of P.R.C.. The Textbook Office Affiliated to the Ministry of Health of P.R.C. has attached great importance to the matter. In addition, the compilation of the textbooks has the support of the following important organizations: International Cooperation and Exchange Department of the Ministry of Education of P.R.C., China Scholarship Council, Chinese Association of Universities and Colleges for Foreign Students Affairs, all the colleges and universities of TCM, and the People's Medical Publishing House. This series of textbooks has been brought into the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Health of P.R.C. and a new organization, the Editing Committee of Chinese-English Bilingual Textbooks Included in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Health of P.R.C. for International Students of Chinese TCM Institutions, was established.
The textbooks have been compiled to conform to the standards of the exam syllabus for international licensed TCM professionals, Chinese licensed TCM physicians, and the 21st century textbooks for TCM universities (referencing the 5th, 6th, and 7th editions).
The textbooks are bilingual, with content first in Chinese and then in English. The total is ten textbooks: Fundamental Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Materia Medica, Formulas of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine, Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Science of Tuina, Gynecology of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Health Preservation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, An Introductory Course in Medicine. The compilers of the textbooks adhered to "three points: basic theories, basic knowledge, and basic techniques"; "five features: the ideological, scientific, advanced, enlightening, and practical"; and "three principles: specific readers, specific requirements, and specific levels". Great attention has been paid to the issues of inheritance and innovation, traditional and modem aspects, theory and practice, and Chinese medicine and biomedicine. It is our aim to make the theories of TCM systematic, presenting key points in concise language that will lead to practical clinical applications.
There was a strict procedure for selecting and translators. Names of compilers and translators had to be approved by the Editing Committee of Chinese-English Bilingual Textbooks Included in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Health of P.R.C. for International Students of Chinese TCM Institutions, and The Textbook Office Affiliated to the Ministry of Health of P.R.C. All candidates selected are experts with years of experience teaching TCM to international students.
Each textbook was repeatedly examined and revised to guarantee quality by numerous committees at multiple stages. The English text was thoroughly reviewed by foreign experts.
Introducing TCM to overseas students in China and abroad meets with many challenges of communication and dissemination of material. We hope this series of textbooks will make great contributions to the development of Chinese culture, the improvement of human health, and the promotion of scientific and cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world.
China National Association of International Exchange and
Collaboration in TCM Higher Education
Editing Committee of Chinese-English Bilingual Textbooks
Included in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Health of
P.R.C. for International Students of Chinese TCM Institutions
Order No.: 52.0024