Here you find my latest contributions on this membership section of imperialtutor.com, with the newest additions listed on top. Don’t forget to check my public blog on happygoatproductions.com from time to time either, and sign up for my newsletter to stay in touch. As always, I appreciate any feedback you may have.
April 17: A new blog on “Rainbow of Tao: A Book Recommendation” and some minor updates and links to my class page for the Chinese History and Culture, Part Two. Other than that, I am just working away on finishing up my forthcoming gynecology book and getting ready for my lecture tour to Poland (here’s the flyer for that) and Germany in late May to early June.
April 15: Updates to the webpage for my Literary Chinese, Block One, including some helpful files.
The website for the upcoming November retreat on “Attuning the Spirit to the Four Qi” is now up and open for registration. We anticipate this retreat to fill up quickly… It is an exploration of Sù Wèn Chapter Two on attuning to the four seasons taught by Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée, Z’ev Rosenberg, and myself, as the first production of our new Baoming Institute (stay tuned for that).
March 15: A new answer, very brief, to a great question on rare diseases. Feel free to comment….
March 10: A new blog at Happy Goat Productions: This time a guest blog by Di Lu on the historicity of the Tang Ye Jing (Decoction Classic).
March 5: A new blog at Happy Goat Productions on “Misogyny in Chinese Medicine.”
March 5: A new page on “Chinese History and Culture 2,” which is the second module in my three module crash course on Chinese History, Culture, Religion, Philosophy, and Medicine for busy practitioners of Chinese medicine.
Feb. 26: A blog post about my top five dictionaries.
Feb. 12: A new blog post on menstruation and the moon, inspired by my current translation work on the Hundred Questions of Gynecology 女科百問 (with the first volume now going through its second round of reviews so we are getting closer!)…
Feb. 6, 2019: A new blog post on the question of translating 脾 as pancreas instead of spleen. I invite you all to comment.
February 5, 2019: A new blog post in response to a question on measurements throughout Chinese history.
February 4, 2019: Big things are brewing and stewing in this brand new year of the Yin Earth Pig. Appropriate for the mood of feasting and enjoying abundance in community, my assistants Robyn Sodders and Daniel Schrier have been busy helping me conceptualize and organize a number of nurturing and transformative retreats, all held in truly stunning locations. Here is the information page for “Cloud Hidden Whereabouts Unknown,” a combination herb walk and academic retreat modeled on last year’s success, held in the high mountains outside of Taos, New Mexico, with Z’ev Rosenberg. Registration is now open! Shortly to come are the information and registration pages for two retreats to be held at magical Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island in my own backyard, in late October with Lillian Pearl Bridges and Brenda Hood, and in late November with Z’ev Rosenberg and Elisabeth Rochat. See the ABOUT page for more information on my co-conspirators.
January 10, 2019: Some updates to the Chinese History and Culture I page, which grew out of a course I used to teach as a large class and is now a guideline for some mentoring. Watch out for news on upcoming classes later this year that I am busy developing right now, besides working on the forthcoming gynecology book.
December 4, 2018: I was going to write a blog for just members on the issue of “seal penises and testes in gynecology” but then decided I should share it publicly, so it went up on my Happy Goat Productions blog instead. Here is the link! I would love to get some feedback from the experienced herbalists among you since vacuity cold is obviously a very important topic in gynecology.
Nov. 28, 2018: Q&A post on “Looking for a translation of Sun Simiao’s Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang, vols. 2-4.”
Nov. 28 update on communicating with Imperial Mentorship members: I have not received a single positive comment on the Facebook page, so I assume it’s not a helpful addition. We are creating an email list that members can opt in or out on, plus an option to be automatically notified of new posts in the Q&A section. Please drop me a note if you have any preference or idea.
Nov. 19, 2018: I created a Facebook page “Imperial Mentorship Group,” as an experiment to see if members like this for ease of communication. Please let me know if this makes any sense at all as a way for us to stay in touch or if you would prefer email notifications, or just regularly visiting this page here.
November 19, 2018: Q&A post on “Digital editions of Chinese source texts”
November 12, 2018: Q&A post on “Setting up Pleco for support in reading classical medical literature”
November 7, 2018: Course Outline posted for “Literary Chinese for Practitioners of Chinese Medicine, Block One”
October 30, 2018: Q&A post on “Conceptual changes in gender”
October 22, 2018: Q&A post on “Lingzhi missing from the Shennong bencaojing”