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Qiological Podcast - Michael Max 22nd September 2020
The Spirit of Medicine • Elisabeth Rochat • Qi166
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The Spirit of Medicine • Elisabeth Rochat • Qi166

There is a kind of poetry to Chinese characters. They gives hints and clues about the names we give to the world. They tell a story. 

In this conversation with Elisabeth Rochat we explore, like you’d explore bottles of fine wine, some of the meaning and nuance in the characters 意 yi, 通 tong, 命 ming,and 理 li. There are some delicious surprises in this conversation as I’m more conversant with the common meanings of these characters, and Elisabeth’s perspective gives me a whole new appreciation for Chinese language and thought. 

Listen in to this discussion of characters, medicine and what it takes to be a human being.


Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.