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Banner for Classics of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine. An online version of an exhibit held at the NLM, Nationals Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD October 19, 1999-May 30, 2000.

Books on Display

Chinese Medicine in Korea and Japan

Yin and Yang

Emperors and Physicians

Credits

Chinese Medicine in Korea and Japan

Before the 6th century AD, Buddhist priests from China introduced Chinese medicine to Korea and Japan. Traveling priests disseminated Chinese medical knowledge throughout these countries more widely during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD).

Map of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (618-907AD), Courtesy Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress.
Map of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (618-907AD),
Courtesy Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress.