Monday, October 6, 2008

Manfred Porkert

Manfred Porkert is a significant scholar of traditional Chinese medicine .

His extensive knowledge of many languages enabled him to develop a deep and comprehensive nomenclature of TCM-terms, based on ancient Greek and Latin words, for westerners to gain insight into TCM and its underlying philosophy. He is well-known for his 1974 book ''The Theoretical Foundations of Chinese Medicine: Systems of Correspondence'', from the MIT Press , where his translations from Chinese of traditional technical terms are explained.

He resides in Southern Germany and is a Professor Emeritus of the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich.

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