Please note this is a unique book in the fact that is is an entirely unaltered version of Dr. Dudgeon's original text. This text was actually scanned from a copy of Dr. Dudgeon's book in the 1980's.
The Beverages of the Chinese; Kung-Fu, or Tauist (Taoist) Medical Gymnastics: The Population of China; A Modern Chinese Anatomist and a Chapter in Chinese Surgery.(Classic Reprint from 1895)This book titled: The Beverages of the Chinese; Kung-Fu, or Tauist (Taoist) Medical Gymnastics: The Population of China; A Modern Chinese Anatomist and a Chapter in Chinese Surgery, was better known in the early 1900s under the name ‘Ancient Taoist Medical Yoga.’ First published in 1895 by Dr. John Dudgeon, the book contains 348 pages accompanied with over 120 old drawings, primarily showing Taoist exercise postures to pattern after, both standing and seated methods, from the 1700s and 1800s. It is an incredible collection of ancient Taoist health movements and approaches, herbal beverage prescriptions, seasonal exercises, and meditative aspects to harmonize one’s being.
What is unique about this edition of this book is that we have copied each page from an original 1st edition copy of the book which had been archived and protected in China for over 100 years. This is a complete unedited version of the book without any revisions or retyping, ensuring complete authenticity to the reader as Dr. Dudgeon had intended. Dr. John Dudgeon (1837~1901), a British physician who lived almost 40 years in China, undertook roles as a doctor, surgeon, translator of books and papers, and medical missionary.
Through Dr. Dudgeon’s decades in China he wrote and published a number of papers among which was Beverages of the Chinese; Kung-Fu, or Tauist (Taoist) Medical Gymnastics (1895) which is acknowledged as a monumental work on predominately Taoist approaches to health, qigong, seasonal exercises and natural medical curative approaches that he had researched while at Taoist temples and through personal studies with monks and Traditional Chinese Medicine physicians. This edition is Dr. Dudgeon’s complete work as was first published in 1895, Tientsin, China. Some of the topics included are: Taoist Medical Gymnastics, Kung-Fu for the Four Seasons, The Five Animals, Curative Teas & Wines, Massage, The Eight Ornamental Sections, Qigong, Medicinal Foods, Acquiring the Essences of the Sun and Moon, and so much more. This is a classic unedited reprint from 1895 that any serious practitioner of ancient Chinese health arts must collect.