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

By Paul D. Buell, Eugene N. Anderson

Paul D. Buell, Ph.D. (1977) in historical past, collage of Washington, Seattle, is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter on the Horst-Grtz-Stiftungs-Institut, Berlin. He has released widely at the heritage 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, collage of California, Riverside. a expert in ethnobiology and human ecology with huge box paintings, he's the writer of Floating international 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 historical past of the Islamic international. His writings contain Medieval Arab Cookery (Prospect, 2000), with A.J. Arberry and Maxime Rodinson.

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Kumquats would in any case be quite out of place in this section of the text. There are other serious misidentifications in Li’s edition. Li, for example, calls the unidentified “Muslim green” azurite. “Muslim green” is a term for azurite, but the YSZY’s “Muslim green” is clearly a plant, possibly mint. It is unfortunately not illustrated. In a few cases, identifications are highly uncertain and Li’s guess is as good as ours. We can do no more than justify our choices. Caution is always necessary since Hu Sihui and his collaborators were never as precise in their terminology as their modern interpreters would like.

A Mongol world order thus persisted. Political, economic and cultural interchanges promoted by Mongolian universality continued in spite of the antagonisms of the successor states, in the case of Mongol East Asia, increasingly using the seas. The YSZY reflects these facts, as well as the unique fourteenth century court environment of Mongol China which produced it. It also reflects a broader process of political and cultural amalgamation through which the Mongolian world order had taken shape. II.

49 The situation, of course, was altogether different in a contact situation. On this Buell, 1977, 1980. 32 CHAPTER ONE Mongolia’s traditional kinship system thus played an important stabilizing role, in the face of a seeming anarchy in most other areas of Mongolian life. It provided agreed–upon patterns for the use of scarce resources, including vital pasturage, and higher level social organization through a recognized hereditary leadership. , Gray Wolf and Beautiful Doe, ancestors of all Mongols, in a way that conflicted little with the needs of pastoralism.

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