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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2015, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (5): 306-309.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2015.05.004

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Collation methods of ancient books by the Office of Revising Medical Books in the Northern Song Dynasty*

WANG Li-yuan, ZENG Feng#   

  1. School of Pre-clinical Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029
  • Received:2014-12-06 Online:2015-05-15 Published:2015-05-15

Abstract: By analyzing the differences between the two editions of Important Formulas Worth a Thousand Gold Pieces (Qian Jin Yao Fang) as well as other medical literature edited by Song scholars, this thesis has summed up most of the collation methods used by Song scholars to edit Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) ancient literature. Those methods include: rectification, addition of missed content, deletion of repeated content and the rearrangement as well as the reordering of content. It can be said that Song scholars outpaced the methods used by Han and Tang scholar and they put more emphasis on the accuracy and intactness of the content as well as the consistency of the form. The efforts of Song scholars have promoted the enrichment of Chinese medicine theories and accuracy of the Chinese medicine academic framework. Their work has a profound and extensive influence on the development of Chinese medicine theories.

Key words: Office of Revising Medical Books in Northern Song Dynasty, collation, TCM ancient literature, methods

CLC Number: 

  • R2-52