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Dec 1, 2020

In this episode we talk to Allen Tsaur about his recent translation for Purple Cloud Press, the Complete Compendium of Zhāng Jingyue. This translation covers the first three volumes of the great Míng dynasty master Zhang Jingyue’s monumental work and provides his core doctrines and teachings, including the eight principles pattern identification, the ten diagnostic inquiries, the distinction between earlier and later heavens, and the Mìngmén theory. Zhang Jingyue himself was an influential commentator of the Inner Canon, a vocal medical critic at his time, and a prominent figure of the Mìngmen (the Gate of Life) School of Thought.

We delve deep into much of the content of the book, as well as the nuances of translating such a monuments work into English.

The work is now available for purchase at Amazon at: