A Soup for the Qan: Chinese Dietary Medicine of the Mongol by Paul D. Buell, Eugene N. Anderson PDF

By Paul D. Buell, Eugene N. Anderson

ISBN-10: 9004180206

ISBN-13: 9789004180208

Paul D. Buell, Ph.D. (1977) in heritage, collage of Washington, Seattle, is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter on the Horst-Grtz-Stiftungs-Institut, Berlin. He has released generally at the historical past of the Mongols together with an historic Dictionary of the Mongol global Empire (Scarecrow, 2003). E. N. Anderson, Ph.D. (1967) in Anthropology, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, college of California, Riverside. a consultant in ethnobiology and human ecology with broad box paintings, he's the writer of Floating global misplaced (University Press of the South 2007).Charles Perry, B.A. (1964) in center East Languages, collage of California, Berkeley, is a Los Angeles-based author focusing on the meals background of the Islamic international. His writings comprise Medieval Arab Cookery (Prospect, 2000), with A.J. Arberry and Maxime Rodinson.

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Such contacts would allow them to ignore certain realities of steppe existence, either on account of trade, the products of pillage or of sedentary tribute. In every case a specific strategy of survival had been worked out to suit specific local conditions and specific social relationships. 48 The “Forest Peoples” (including the ancestors of the steppe Oyrat and Kirghiz), mentioned in the Secret History, seem to have included such groups, to cite but one example. HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT 31 Traditional Mongolian Society Social relationships themselves were strongly conditioned by economic realities.

29 On the interaction between Mongolian, Chinese and other institutions in the emergence of Mongol China see Buell, 1977. 30 On the size of Mongolia’s population in the early 13th century see N. Ts. Munkuyev, “Zametki o Drevnikh Mongolakh,” In Tataro–Mongoly v Azii i Evrope: Sbornik Statey, ed. S. L. Tikhvinskiy (Moskva, 1970), 352–81. 22 CHAPTER ONE Because of these considerations, the Mongols were willing to utilize manpower from all parts of the civilized world in mixed administrations. 32 Later the Venetian Marco Polo made his contributions.

In his preface to the YSZY,12 Yuan scholar and official Yu Ji 虞集 calls its author Hu Sihui senior [court] dietary physician (shan taiyi 膳太醫) under the control of one Chang 常 Buralgi13 and says that his work was the culmination of efforts reaching back to Qubilai’s time (1,1a). Hu’s 12 See the complete translation of this preface in the text below. Compare Unschuld, 1986: 215–6. On Yu Ji, see Magnus Michael Kriegeskorte, “Yu Ji (1272– 1348), Ein Literaten–Beamter unter der Mongolenherrschaft“ (Inaugural–Dissertation, zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde, vorgelegt der Philosophischen Fakultät der Rheinischen Friederich–Wilhelms–Universität zu Bonn, 1984).

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