Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

The Yellow Monkey Emperor's Classic of Chinese Medicine
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Promotional Information

Chinese medicine - the graphic novel. Covers diagnosis of the syndromes in words, pictures (and Daoist jokes).

Table of Contents

Preface. Section 1. Meeting Bee Bo. Section 2. Springtime Lessons. Liver and Gall Bladder Syndromes. Section 3. Summer and the Heart. Heart and Small Intestine Syndromes. Section 4. Banana Cheesecake. Spleen and Stomach Syndromes. Section 5. Autumn Dryness. Lung and Large Intestine Syndromes. Section 6. Winter in the Jungle. Kidney and Bladder Syndromes. Section 7. Bee Bo's End. Author Profiles.

About the Author

Damo Mitchell has studied the martial, medical and spiritual arts of Asia since the age of four. He is the technical director of the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts, and teaches Nei Gong in the UK, Sweden and the USA. He is the author of several books published by Singing Dragon, including Daoist Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change.Spencer Hill is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. He practices Daoist martial arts and is Digital Illustration Tutor for the London Art College, UK.

Reviews

Harmony plays a big part both in Chinese Medicine and cartooning. Not only must the cartoonist produce amusing drawings, but each drawing also needs to clearly communicate its concept, whether serious or funny. Cartoons which are intended as aids to understanding and memory introduce one more vital requirement to the harmony - a deep knowledge and affinity with the concepts being conveyed. Spencer Hill's cartoons harmonise these ingredients beautifully and, coupled with Damo Mitchell's expertly and clearly written text, will enable any reader to balance laughter and learning with the greatest of ease. -- John Byrne, Cartoon Tutor, The London Art College

It's entertaining and holds attention, yet many concepts are explained in simple visual form. The emphasis is on symptoms, including behavioral and mood symptoms in concert with the physical, and in diagnosis.The book is divided into sections based on seasons which are relevant to the ailments they cover. I found it both interesting and entertaining, though I had hoped for information on what herbs might be used for the conditions and maybe even acupressure points. It is meant to be a starting point and in that it succeeds. I have a much better idea of what Chinese medicine is about for having read it and I enjoyed the humor along the way.

-- Lora's Rants and Reviews blog
It's a fabulous text book. If you're a student who learns through visual cues, this is the Chinese Medicine book for you. The graphic novel, comic strip style, travel story is punctuated by diagrams summarizing the main symptoms of each problem, so it's easy to navigate through the book... More text books should be put together like this. Perhaps this approach to learning would be exactly the way to engage visual learners in all sorts of subjects. -- Rachel Morris * The Association of Illustrators *
As someone whose knowledge of Chinese medicine has primarily been limited to the negative cultural stereotypes that exist in the United States for such practices, YME (Yellow Monkey Emperor) was a perfect place to begin. By pairing words and images with stories, it became more plausible as an outsider to understand the methods, the reasoning, and the potential treatments for these ailments than I believe would have been possible otherwise... All-in-all, The Yellow Monkey Emperor's Classic of Chinese Medicine is a fun, beautifully colored comic introduction to Chinese medicine that I recommend to anyone. -- Matthew Noe * The Graphic Librarian *

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Yellow Monkey Emperor's Classic of Chinese Medicine on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top