Item #10679 A Source Book in Chinese Longevity. Livia Kohn.

A Source Book in Chinese Longevity

St. Petersburg: Three Pines Press, 2012.

Paperback. 9" X 6". 298pp. Mild wear to pictorial paper wraps with light rubbing and creasing to covers, corners, and edges. Printer's error at pages 117/118 with crease that somewhat obscures text on page 118. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

People today live longer than in any time in history and they want to stay young and active for many years to come. The Chinese have successfully practiced longevity techniques for millennia, working with process-oriented and energy-based methods. Their literature is full of essential insights and practical guidelines to longer, healthier, and happier lives.

This is the first comprehensive collection of traditional longevity sources in English translation. Arranged chronologically, it presents materials from ancient medical manuscripts through medieval manuals and Daoist scriptures to late imperial works that specifically focus on women. Well organized and illustrated, it provides easy access to a treasure trove of information, fascinating to scholars, practitioners, and lay readers alike.(Publisher). Good +. Item #10679
ISBN: 9781931483223

Price: $25.00

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