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Introduction

Introduction A I R -WAT E R - L AN D - H U MAN : I N T E R D I S C I P L I NARY A P P R OAC H E S TO H E A LT H A N D E N V I R O N M E N T I N E A S T A S IA RUTH ROGASKI Vanderbilt University When constancies are lost, qi and essence steam upward, causing heat in the body; if qi and essence are blocked, they cause cold; if they are bound, they give rise to tumors and excrescences; if they sink, abscesses; if they scatter, they cause panting and shortness of breath; and if they are ex- hausted, scorching and withering. These symptoms are visible on the face and manifest throughout the body. When one extends this analogy to Heaven and Earth, it is also likewise. Unseasonable winter cold and summer heat are the ascent or blockage of qi and essence in Heaven and Earth. Boulders and thrust-up earth are the tumors and excrescences of Heaven and Earth. Collapsing mountains and caved-in ground are the abscesses of Heaven and Earth. Scattered winds and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

A I R -WAT E R - L AN D - H U MAN : I N T E R D I S C I P L I NARY A P P R OAC H E S TO H E A LT H A N D E N V I R O N M E N T I N E A S T A S IA RUTH ROGASKI Vanderbilt University When constancies are lost, qi and essence steam upward, causing heat in the body; if qi and essence are blocked, they cause cold; if they are bound, they give rise to tumors and excrescences; if they sink, abscesses; if they scatter, they cause panting and shortness of breath; and if they are ex- hausted, scorching and withering. These symptoms are visible on the face and manifest throughout the body. When one extends this analogy to Heaven and Earth, it is also likewise. Unseasonable winter cold and summer heat are the ascent or blockage of qi and essence in Heaven and Earth. Boulders and thrust-up earth are the tumors and excrescences of Heaven and Earth. Collapsing mountains and caved-in ground are the abscesses of Heaven and Earth. Scattered winds and

Journal

Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture ReviewUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jun 18, 2019

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