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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2019, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (9): 713-719.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2019.09.002

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Clarification of the original and extended meaning of Zhang Zhongjing’s original text——Taking “chuang jia” as an example*

Dou Dou, Zhong Xianggen#   

  1. School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2019-03-18 Online:2019-09-30 Published:2019-09-27
  • Contact: Prof. Zhong Xianggen, Ph.D., Doctoral Supervisor. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. No. 11 Beisanhuan Donglu Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029. E-mail:zhongxg@bucm.edu.cn
  • Supported by:
    Basic Research Foundation for Key Discipline Funded by National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (No. 2013-ZDXKKF-03)

Abstract: By analyzing relevant ancient literature, this article has proved that the original meaning of “疮” (chuang) is “wounded”, and the original meaning of “家” (jia) is “patient” in the sentence “疮家,虽身疼痛,不可发汗,汗出则痉” from Essentials from the Golden Cabinet. The original meaning of the whole sentence is “when wounded patients feel painful in the body, they should not take herbs of diaphoretic property, because sweating can cause convulsion.” The paper has collected the annotations of this sentence from historical literature by annotators in the Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties and the Republic of China, and analyzed the change in the annotations in different times and its relation with the times. It can be seen from this example that the interpretation of Zhang Zhongjing’s original text has changed in different times. It is necessary to analyze the original meaning of the sentence and its various annotations in different times by referring to the original linguistic and social contexts. This article also puts forward the method and significance of clarifying the original meaning by Zhang Zhongjing.

Key words: chuang jia, the original meaning by Zhang Zhongjing, annotations in ancient dynasties

CLC Number: 

  • R222.2