“The Hama Jing is an interesting and overlooked classic and we are indebted to Lee Moden in bringing the work
to light and sharing it with the English-speaking Chinese medicine community. It is a valuable contribution to the
important subject of time and timing and Lee’s work not only gives us access to the subject, but also provides a
wealth of in-depth explanations of it. It offers an opportunity to unfold another aspect of this vast and abundant
treasure-house of knowledge and healing that is Chinese medicine”.
Writer, lecturer, acupuncturist, Director of Guan Academy, former Principal of the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM),
co-founder of Monkey Press
“Moden’s translation of the Hama jing interprets a key text that shaped medieval Chinese and also Japanese
medicine. He brings the work of historians and practitioners to the text in a creative and erudite way.
Understanding the early history of astromedicine enriches both our knowledge of the innovations of the past and
is a key to understanding some of the mysteries of contemporary practice. It is a joy to see this work come to
Professor of History, University College London (UCL), specialising in the History of Asian Medicine
and Classical Chinese medicine