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Art of the Bedchamber: The Chinese Sexual Yoga Classics

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This is the first comprehensive anthology of the Chinese sexology classics, the world's oldest and most advanced tradition of sexual yoga.

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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.


"This is a comprehensive anthology and beautiful translation of over two millenia of Chinese treatises on the use and practice of sexual intercourse. The author has done a magnificent job of collecting materials. Because many of the texts have a quasi-legendary status, they must be reconstructed from citations in later authors.

Furthermore, there have been a raft of Chinese sexologists in the last century who have scurrilously misquoted, abstracted, combined, and otherwise made a mishmash of materials. Wile has superbly sorted these things out to provide clear texts that make sense, and he has recorded the reasons for his decisions in notes."         ~Boston University


Douglas Wile is Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at Brooklyn College.

Author Wile, Douglas
Book Type Oversized Paperback
Page Count 293 pp.
Publisher State University of New York Press 1992
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