Introduction of Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang:the Invaluable Prescriptions for Emergencies.
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Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang(the Invaluable Prescriptions for Emergencies)
《备急千金要方》(Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang)
the Invaluable Prescriptions for Emergencies
about year 652 A.D.
Introduction: ✵《备急千金要方》(Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang), or the Invaluable Prescriptions for Emergencies, or Qian Jin Yao Fang(the Invaluable Prescriptions), abbreviated as Qian Jin Fang for short, 30 volumes, it was compiled by herbalist 孫思邈(Sūn Sīmiǎo) at the end of the 7th century, with a general introduction, prescriptions of various branches, diet, pulse-taking, acupuncture, etc. It was known as the first famous clinical medicine encyclopedia in China.
The well-known works Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang, or the Invaluable Prescriptions for Emergencies, summarized achievements of the previous period after the Six Dynasties(the Northern and Southern Dynasties) period and achievements of the Tang Dynasty, rich in content, it was a well-known classical herbal literature with coordinate property in the history of China, had a big influence on later generations.
The well-known works Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang, or the Invaluable Prescriptions for Emergencies, was edited by herbalist 孫思邈(Sūn Sīmiǎo) and finally finished at about year 652 A.D., the author "feel pains of those in short life or early death and fall in difficult situations, pity on stupid and muddleheaded of those degraded knowledge.", thus "collect widely from well-known works, compile and delete those multifarious, and result easy and simple" to edit the work, and for his belief that "the human life is most important, expensive than a thousand pieces of gold, a recipe to help, morality over than it.", so the book was named "Qian Jin(a thousand pieces of gold)". The content of it collected rich literature ever since the Han Dynasty, the Wei and Jin Dynasty, and the Six Dynasties, together with those from Sui and Tang Dynasties, classified in different categories and listed in reasonable orders, with his supplements and theories, rich in contents, it was a representative classical work during the Tang Dynasty and generated far and in-depth influences to later development.
The presently available carving copy or block-printed edition of Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang, or the Invaluable Prescriptions for Emergencies, are known include the revised edition of the Northern Song Dynasty, the Block-printed edition of Song Dynasty, the Transcript or hand-copied book of Tang and Song Dynasties, the edition collected in the Tao Tsang, etc.
1.Introduction of Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang:the Invaluable Prescriptions for Emergencies.
2.Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang:the Invaluable Prescriptions for Emergencies.By 孫思邈(Sūn Sīmiǎo).