Dr. John Aguilar Jr’s Podcast

Learning Classical Chinese through reading the Han dynasty medical classics, Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (Huángdì Nèijīng Sùwèn and Língshū 黃帝内經素問靈樞), Discourse on Cold Damage (Shānghán Lùn 傷寒論), and Essential Prescriptions from the Golden Cabinet (Jīnguì Yào Lüè 金貴要略).

Episodes Date

Emotions! I skipped ahead a bit in the text to cover emotions in this final installment. It of course still goes back to the resonant manifestations of yin and yang. However, here, we see the resonanc...
September 26, 2020
More yin and yang! We also review methods of textual criticism, practice them, and even learn some new tricks. :)
August 27, 2020
Continued review of observing yin and yang in all things, including basic processes of nature and their resonances in the human being, as well as ongoing practice in critical textual analysis.
August 19, 2020
Yin and yang as basic laws of nature applied clinically, this is the beauty and joy of Neijing study. In this lesson we also cover how we determine - and test - the meanings of words, talk about qì 氣,...
August 9, 2020
Back to Suwen Five with general discussion of "Classical Chinese", "Old Chinese", "Mandarin", important grammar, and of course more elucidation (and confusion) on yin and yang.
August 3, 2020
Continued study of chapter five, yin and yang, how they are everything, shen "spirit", and even some discussion of a very common misunderstanding of a key line and talking point of Chinese medicine!
July 26, 2020
We continue with the first section of chapter five discussing the nature of the fundamental terms yīn 陰 and yáng 陽. We also examine and build upon the scholarly nature of Dr. Wilms' translation.
July 19, 2020
Lesson One in learning Classical Chinese through study of the Nèijīng. In this lesson: a brief bio of Dr. Aguilar, discussion of sources, a brief history of the Nèijīng, and initial foray into chapter...
July 12, 2020

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