Art of the Bedchamber: The Chinese Sexual Yoga Classics Including Women's Solo Meditation Texts
by Douglas Wile
This is the first comprehensive anthology of the Chinese sexology classics, the world's oldest and most advanced tradition of sexual yoga. While remaining accessible to the general reader, the translation of these texts, most never before translated in toto and some only recently unearthed in China, sets new standards of accuracy and scholarly felicity.
Paperback, 293 pages
Published February 1st 1992 by State University of New York Press
(first published 1992)
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This scholarly book collects translations of important primary documents on the sexual practices of Chinese alchemy. I had hoped by reading it I would gain a clearer idea how to evaluate contemporary interpretations of this tradition. But the source material is couched in a language that although good English, was still so foreign to me I could not grasp the meaning. The terms used are poetic instead of scientific; the concepts they express largely nonexistent in Western culture. I had not enoug...more