Case Number 15

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 54)


In this case, Xu quotes another physician present at the medical encounter as saying that the symptoms are perplexing, and that without knowing Zhang Ji’s methods and formulas one cannot cure at all. Other physicians, so it seems, were familiar to some extent with the Treatise. The quotation opens the door for Xu, drawing on his expertise, to explain more elaborately the doctrinal reasoning for applying this treatment, a reasoning that presupposes knowledge of the text.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
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  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Visiting ProfessorRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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