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Conceptual changes in gender as it relates to female medical practitioners

…research the historical conceptual changes in gender as it relates to female medical practitioners or healers. I read your blog article about the alpha and beta males, and it offered some good insights. I still personally find that there is such a disconnect between what the philosophy stated in early history and how misogyny continued to develop, but I still have so much more to learn. I am trying to understand the shift from matriarchal societies in the Neolithic era, to the overall lowly perception of females during the further consolidation of Neo-Confucianism in the Song dynasty. I spoke to a friend who studied philosophy, but who doesn't know about Neo-Confucianism or Chinese history, and he suggested the potential role of colonialism. …

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Ling Zhi missing?

Hi, I have “the Divine Farmer’s Classic of Materia Medica -3rd edition” book and i was looking for Ling Zhi(ganoderma) in the table of contents but i was unable to find it anywhere. A quick flip through the book i was not able to find it either. is this a typo or was the “Ling Zhi” herb entry purposefully left out of this book and if so why as this herb should be in the Ben Cao Jing as far as i am aware.”

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First question: What is the purpose of this page?

This page is reserved for my answers to direct questions from “Imperial Mentees,” or in other words, from you. I will answer easy questions, where I can just direct you to an article or other resource, only to you directly and reserve this area for questions that do not have the most obvious answers. I would love to also read your comments on my answers and to see you answering each other’s questions. Eventually, maybe we will turn this into a Forum instead. Who knows…..Thanks so much for being part of the team!

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