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Paul David Buell
Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA 98225-5996)
Documenting the Medicine of the Mongol Era in China: Huihui Yaofang, "Muslim Medicinal Recipes"

Requested is one year of support to allow the applicant to complete an on-going translation of the manuscript known as the Huihui yaofang, “Muslim Medicinal Recipes.” This text comprises the surviving portions (15%, 500 pages) of a Mongol-era encyclopedia of Islamic medicine. It is a unique document pointing up the importance of the East-West and West-East contacts in China under Mongol rule. The purpose of the project is to make a complete and accurate translation, properly introduced, available to both a Sinological and non-Sinological audience to enable further, cooperative study, necessary to evaluate a complex text fully.

Project fields:
Asian Studies

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2006 – 3/31/2007