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Dear Friends and Colleagues,


The BACOPA publishing house publishes specialized books about Traditional Chinese Medicine and European naturopathy, history, philosophy, lyric poetry and books for children. Until now, over 250 books have been published.
Some of the books are bilingual in German and Chinese, from well known authors in China as Wolfgang Kubin (Gu Bin) with 10 books and Gerd Kaminski with 4 books until now.
We also have some books in German, English and Chinese.
BACOPA views itself as a middleman between knowledge, ideas, different modes of life and philosophies between the western and eastern parts of our globalized world.
In 2016 we were one of the first Austrian publishing houses to take part in the BIBF Beijing International Book Fair.
We are looking for an importer and distribution partner in China for some of our books that could be interesting for readers in China.
We offer book licenses for the Chinese book market and we already bought licenses from Chinese publishing houses for the german-speaking book market.

Here you can find all our titles:

If you are interested please contact us via office@bacopa.at

Best regards,

Walter Fehlinger 费伟德, General Manager


*** Author
Wolfgang Kubin, Gu Bin
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kubin (Gu Bin) was born in 1945 in Celle as the son of a man from Berlin and a Viennese woman. He started writing and publishing at the age of 16. After graduating from the classical branch of the grammar school Dionysianum in Rheine he started studying evangelical theology at the university in Münster.
As he was always interested in the worlds literature, he started learning several languages including chinese and Japanese at the universities in Vienna, Münster and Bochum. After visiting Japan in 1969 he changed from theology to sinology, german philology, philosophy and Japanese studies. 1973 he earned a doctorate with his dissertation on the chinese poet Du Mu (803-852).
1974 he went to Beijing to study the modern chinese high-level language. 1977 he became a scientific assistant at the FU Berlin, where he habilitated with a work on the chinese perception of nature in 1981. 1985 he was called to the university of Bonn, where he taught modern chinese and modern chinese literature until 1995.
1995 he changed to classical sinology at the same university. Since he stepped down in the spring of 2011 he works as a senior professor mainly at the Beijing foreign studies university.
His research and teaching comprises the entire chinese literature, the classical chinese philosophy, traditional chinese religion as well as questions of german philology and german philosophy.
Since the middle of the 70ies he emerged as a translator and researcher. Since 2000 he became generally known for his literary work, which comprises lyricism, essays and narrations. For all the three main topics of his professional life he was awarded in China and Germany.
Wolfgang Kubin is married, has four children and lives (when hes not staying in China) in Bonn and Vienna.

Kubin Wolfgang
Das frühe Werk. Band 1. Der Mann im Zimmer. Gedichte. Deutsch und Chinesisch
The early work. Volume 1. The man in the room. Poetry. Chinese and german
The Beatles once sang Without going out of your door, you can know the ways of heaven. This thought is originally from Laotse.
The man in the room is the new, the german Laotse.
In 81 chapters like the Tao Te King (Daodejing) he sings about the crisis of the years around 1968.
responsible for the chinese text: Hai Rao
236 pages, bilingual chinese and german, with ribbon, hardback
Retail price in Europe: EUR 19,80
Rights: World rights available

Kubin Wolfgang
Das frühe Werk. Band 2. Abgründige Erleuchtung. Gedichte. Deutsch und Chinesisch
The early work. Volume 2. Abysmal epiphany. Poetry. Chinese and german
Wolfgang Kubin spent one year in Beijing during the cultural revolution. His critical experiences were also put in poetry.
Abysmal epiphany (1974-1979, 1985). Preamble:
It has been forty years since I first traveled to Beijing. This journey decided on my personal life and my writing. I was influenced by two things: Once, concerning writing, by the overpowering impression of the lyricism of the Tang-time (618-907). I had finished my dissertation on the (second) most important representative of its late era, Du Mu (803-852), a year before (1973). On the other hand I was lost to the spirit of the time for a while. Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) and the Frankfurt School shaped me, thanks to my studies of philosophy (besides sinology and german philology) at the Ruhr-university in Bochum. Apart from all that, I started translating the poems of Mao Zedong (1893-1976) after my arrival at the former department for foreign languages in Beijing. As is well-known, these stood under the sign of the Tang-lyricism (Tangshi) and the classical songs (ci) from the Song-time (960-1279).
responsible for the chinese text: Hai Rao
136 pages, bilingual in chinese and german, with ribbon, hardback
Retail price in Europe: EUR 19,80
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Kubin Wolfgang
Das frühe Werk. Band 3. Das Gleichgewicht der Unruhe. Deutsch und Chinesisch
The early work. Volume 3. The equilibrium of disquietude. chinese and german
Wolfgang Kubin had thirteen literary works published between the years 2000 and 2014.
His early work (1970-1985) has not been published until the present day. The four volumes will be published successively now, to allow the reader to gain an overall picture of the sinologist, translator and author.
As first volume the collection The equilibrium of disquietude (1976-1985) will be published which reflects on the berlin years: the occupation of houses, the feminist movement, the reception of the chinese revolution.
The (mostly) short poems were written under the influence of the european modernity and the tang-dynasty (618-907). They are an expression of the political and spiritual crisis.
responsible for the chinese text: Hai Rao
185 pages, bilingual chinese and german, with ribbon, hardback
Retail price in Europe: EUR 14,80
Rights: World rights available

Kubin Wolfgang
Das frühe Werk. Band 4. Die Konstruktion des Affen. Verstreute Schriften. Gedichte. Deutsch und Chinesisch
The early work. Volume 4. The construct of the monkey. Scattered writings. Poems. Chinese and german
The former head of the literature house in Bonn, Karin Hempel-Soos (1939-2009), once told me to bring out my early work. There we would find different vocabulary and different opinions and views. I didnt trust her judgement then, because I had heard the warning from Joachim Sartorius from Berlin long before that, who said: whatever writing has been left in the cellar should remain there. And since 1964, a lot accumulated down there!
As in the preambles for the first three volumes of my early work I can just repeat myself and talk about the encouragement I got from Yang Lian and Walter Fehlinger, who told me to review my early work. The revision of the first three volumes was quite easy, because the manuscripts followed a strict order. Everything had its place. But the recent volume with the earliest work ever is based on a file folder which contained haphazardly compiled stuff I sometimes didnt even remember. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that even what I wrote fifty years before was actually useable and even good.
Now I was faced with the question, how to bring some order into all of this? Chronologically, as far as Id be able to reconstruct the time order? Or just in the order as I found the different pieces of my work? I went both ways because sometimes I just wasnt certain and a few mysteries remained unsolved.
Three types of text need an explanation. Firstly, the long poem The construct of the monkey (1970) which derived from the spirit of the time, the sermon on the mountain and the political philosophy of Meng Zi (372-289). The tone of it is just too exorbitant and can just be justified if you dont read it as pathos but rather as irony, as a means to caricature an idealist. I left the prose out, especially because the view of the world which would be transported must be considered nave.
On the other hand there are the song lyrics. I composed a few songs until the end of the 60ies and publicly performed my own songs and guitar recordings. To be able to sing it, the poetic figures were not highly lyrical, they cannot be compared to good poems. Nonetheless I didnt deem the annihilation of this work necessary.
The same goes for the first poems, which were created around 1963 under the influence of modern French, Spanish and Italian poetry. In some cases you can hear the influence from Georg Trakl (1887 1914) who was my greatest idol at the time.
The peculiarity to name many short poems Without title, is probably due to the influence from the classical chinese poetry, which also employed this mannerism from the tang-time (618- 907) onwards.
Bonn, 27th of February 2015, Wolfgang Kubin
responsible for the chinese text: Hai Rao
385 pages, bilingual chinese and german, with ribbon, hardback
Retail price in Europe: EUR 24,80
Rights: World rights available

Kubin Wolfgang
Wolfgang Kubin, Das gesammelte frühe Werk in vier Bänden. Gedichte. Deutsch und Chinesisch
Wolfgang Kubin, The complete early work in four volumes. Poems. chinese and german
Preamble to these four volumes:
Like a Confucian I have a healthy faith. I have faith that all things that happen, happen in a reasonable manner. Of course also my christian conception of destiny plays a role in that. Everything that is, is reasonable: I didnt only grow up with the bible, Socrates and Hegel, but also with Meng Zi and Lao Zi (Laotse). So unconsciously I always thought that my time will come. What time? When I was young, I heard the tale that one should let the written work rest for twenty years, before confronting the public with it. In my case it was almost fifty years. And maybe it would have been fifty more, werent it for the chinese poet Yang Lian, once in Beijing, nowadays in Berlin and my austrian publisher Walter Fehlinger who urged me to get out of the drawer what had been a quiet but very thankful memory to the drawer for many decades.
Was it worth it, to work through my past in four volumes of my early work? Wasnt I The man in the room in Emsland, didnt I nourish an Abysmal epiphany during the time of the cultural revolution, didnt I suffer from an Equilibrium of Disquietude during the years in Berlin, didnt I cling to the idea of the Construct of the monkey like all idealists?
And now thirty, forty, yes even fifty years of writing should become a part of the german and chinese present?
For Yang Lian and Walter Fehlinger this was no problem at all. We have to come out of the closet regarding our past. That was the two of them, unanimously.
That was a constant effort for me between Qu Yuan and Li Bai, between Hölderlin and Georg Trakl. I am only their shadow. From their shadow now I step out into the light, I am my own singer. At least I hope as much. Thanks to china, thanks to the german land, but also thanks to the romantic modernity, because without France, Spain and Italy I am nothing: Without Eluard, Ungaretti, Alberti I wouldnt be who I am as much as I wouldnt be without Su Dongpo or Gottfried Benn.
I am a story, a story made from a few other stories. Who wouldnt be like that, who shouldnt?
Only if we have a past, if we build ourselves on others, we have a present, a hopefully prosperous present. The readers may help in thinking it.
Wolfgang Kubin in Beijing, 1st March 2016
responsible for chinese text: Hai Rao
942 pages, bilingual in chinese and german, with ribbon, hardback
Retail price in Europe: EUR 69,90
Rights: World rights available

Kubin Wolfgang
Was kommt, was bleibt. Ein poetischer Mischsatz
What comes, what remains. A poetic composite rate.
After his sonnets (2017) and ballads (2018) the lyricist Wolfgang Kubin tried a poetic composite rate.
As many good wines from Austria can be mixed to create a new wine, here he mixed different lyric forms: some parts of a sonnet, some parts of a ballad, sometimes free verses, sometimes bonded verses.
Topics are some places around the globe: Vienna, Beijing, Oklahoma. It is always about the mental state of a traveler, about the memories of early deaths, about the tale of the simple things, about the meeting between history and present.
Photograph: Almond Chu, Hongkong
pictures were selected by Ann Mak (Mai An), artist from Hongkong
112 pages, 12 black/white pictures, with ribbon, hardback
Retail price in Europe: EUR 24,80
Rights: World rights available

Kubin Wolfgang (editor)
Nachrichten von der Hauptstadt der Sonne. Moderne chinesische Lyrik 1919 bis 1984. Deutsch und Chinesisch
News from the capital of the sun. modern chinese lyricism 1919 1984. chinese and german
China enjoyed, as opposed to the german-speaking area, a modern lyricism during the 30ies and 40ies, which flourished under the influence of France, Spain, Germany and England. The chinese lyricists were able to follow up on this with the beginning of the reform period 1979.
The anthology presents the most representative lyricists with their most famous texts who are highly valued. Compared to them we can recapitulate the modern poetry of the occident (1900-1950) and the middle kingdom (1919-1949, 1979-1989).
responsible for chinese text: Wang Qiong (Maya Wang)
478 pages, chinese/german, with ribbon, hardback
Retail price in Europe: EUR 29,00
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Kubin Wolfgang
Die Geschichte der Schwärze und andere Geschichten
The story of the blackness and other stories
What happens when a man eludes everything and finds luck in the renouncement of everything, which he doesnt want to share with a woman?
Wolfgang Kubin tells nine love-stories across the grain: They occur in many different places, they connect the history and stories from east and west to a coherent narration.
177 pages, hardback
Retail price in Europe: EUR 19,80
Rights: World rights available

Kubin Wolfgang
Lacrimae mundi. Gedichte
Lacrimae mundi. Poems
Following his previous titles, The new song about the old desperation (2000), Fools towers (2002), Shadowdancer(2004) Wolfgang Kubin submits the fourth volume of poetry books called Lacrimae Mundi. The title, the tears of the world, dates back to John Dowland (1562-1626).
With Lacrimae Mundi the tone of the lyricist becomes a bit lighter, but still not easy reading material.
136 pages, hardback
Retail price in Europe: EUR 12,80
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Kubin Wolfgang
Halbzeit einer Liebe. Eine Erzählung
Halftime of a love. A narration
The early find in an attic of an old timbered house becomes the picture of a search which lasts a lifetime.
A small german town in the 50ies, Vienna 1968, Beijing at the time of the cultural revolution, Hongkong and Macau at the end of the century: Wolfgang Kubin tells stories about the province and about the metropolis, about revolutions and above all about pictures, that accompany the journey of everyone to the one, the only one.
Halftime of a love is the attempt to let love become reality where the power of the pictures ceases to exist.
108 pages, hardback
Retail price in Europe: EUR 12,80
Rights: World rights available

*** Author
Gerd Kaminski, Lao Ka
Prof. Dr. Gerd Kaminski
He was born in Vienna on the 14th of December in 1942 and studied law and the chinese language at the university of Vienna. In 1971 he founded the Austrian institute for research on China and south-east-asia as well as the Austrian-chinese society.
In 1978 he habilitated at the university of Vienna in international law and international relations. Subsequently he was appointed to a professorship at the New York State university and the Beijing university. He traveled to China around 80 times and his conversational partners there were Deng Xiaoping and other chinese leadership personalities.
He is the author and editor of over 74 books on topics concerning China, whereof several were translated to chinese, English, Danish and Swedish. He is the author of two (together around 1500 pages strong) standard works on Austrian-chinese relations, whereof the work Of Austrians and the Chinese from Dr. Hugo Portisch was filmed together with the author.
In 2017 he was the first Austrian to receive the Special Book Award of the peoples republic of China.

Kaminski Gerd
Österreich und China im Bild 1624 bis 2016. Deutsch und Chinesisch
Austria and China in the picture from 1624 until 2016, chinese and german.
This book describes 400 years of Austrian-chinese relations, completed by pictures. The reader will discover many widely unknown details such as: the baptism of the last claimant to the throne of the ming dynasty by the Jesuit priest Koffler from Krems; the Austrian-indian company of the 18thcentury, of which asovereign bond is pictured; the austrian legate Arthur von Rosthorn who would have liked to join the boxer rebellion; the Chinese lieutenant who was in love and set as an example for the land of smiles; the saviors of hundreds of thousands of Chinese lives the plague doctor Heinrich von Jettmar and the Chinese military doctor Jakob Rosenfeld; the Chinese legionnaire as a goalgetter; the kiss on the hand of sovereign Schwarzenberg in Chinese literature; ambassador Hu Benyao as cartoonist; the appearance of the wife of the Chinese state president in the Viennese state opera; Konfuzius and Guanyin at the Viennese China garden et cetera.
The illustrated book at hand is supposed to demonstrate the long and alternating Austrian-chinese relations, fortified by an abundance of expressive pictures. Amongst them are many which are little or not at all known to the readers in Austria and China. As an example we could name the drawings which were made during the 17th century by upper-austrian Jesuit Johann Grueber in China or the copper engraving which shows the baptism of the last throne prince of the ming-dynasty by the Jesuit Andreas Kofler from Krems. Further rarities are the portrait of the famous Mandschu-emperor Kangxi, accompanied by laudatory comments, in the Jesuit magazine Weltbott from the 18th century, porcelain from China and Lackwandschirme with the Austrian two-headed eagle, the paintings of Josef Selleny which he made in China during the round the world sailing tour of the frigate Novara, the exhibits and presentations of the middle kingdom at the Viennese world exhibit from 1873, the illustrations of Austria in chinese journals from the 19th century and vice versa.
Also the picture credits of the influence of chinese art on the baroque art and later on the artists Klimt and Kokoschka are shown and the pictures from the journey to China of the heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand. A special show-piece is the letter of gratulations that was decorated with dragons and bound in heavy silk from the chinese emperor for the birthday of Franz Joseph.
Of course the 20th and 21st century are mentioned as well. Impressive sequences of pictures show the achievements of Austrian science and technology like the first west-east-crossing of China with a STEYR passenger car, the research by botanist Joseph Rock and Heinrich Handel-Mazzetti, the contribution of Austrian water engineers and todays presence of Austrian steel-, automobile-, cable car- or environmental technology.
324 pages, around 574 color and black/white pictures, with ribbon, bilingual german and chinese, hardback
Retail price in Europe: EUR 44,00
Rights: World rights available

Kaminski Gerd
Das Spiel von Wolken und Regen. Erotik im alten China
A play of clouds and rain. Eroticism in ancient China: a handbook of songs as a mirror of unconstraint; handbooks from the first millennium before Christ; sexuality and eroticism in Taoism and in Chinese medicine; sexuality and eroticism in temples and shrines; the role of the courtesans and brothels; sexuality and chastity in marriage; the concubinage; the emperor and his harem; the magic of the tied feet; tongxinglian, the same-sex love; erotic art; hidden eroticism in Gongbi painting
312 pages, about 150 pictures and illustrations, with ribbon, large format, hardback
ISBN: 9783903071391
Retail price in Europe: EUR 44.80
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Kaminski Gerd
China mit dem spitzen Stift. Das Reich der Mitte im Spiegel österreichischer Karikaturen. Deutsch und Chinesisch
China with a pointed pen. The middle kingdom mirrored by austrian caricaturists, bilingual in chinese and german.
The author was the first one to embark on the interesting journey of looking for caricatures with the topic of China in various austrian sources from the end of the baroque period and the beginning of the 19th century until the present age. He was very successful. An interesting detail of his research is the analysis, which shows that at a time when China was considered minor or even an enemy from other european forces, in Austria a very positive image of China was nursed and the policy of aggression from other states towards China was sharply criticized. Especially the german emperor Wilhelm II was very badly received, who got a lively (negative) echo to his famous hun talk, the bombastic military operation under Count Waldersee at the time of the boxer rebellion and his phantom of the yellow danger.
The book guides the reader through a time span of roughly 300 years, accompanied by memorable pictures and leads to an understanding of China and the chinese people in a very enjoyable manner. The large format book contains a few hundred, partly colorful, caricatures.
around 300 pages, many colorful and black/white pictures, with ribbon, bilingual, chinese and german, hardback
ISBN: 9783903071636
Retail price in Europe: EUR 44.80
Rights: Rights for China available

Kaminski Gerd
Von roten Schleiern und bunten Eiern. Chinesische Lebensbräuche
Of red veils and colorful eggs. Chinese customs and traditions.
The book concerns itself with the chinese traditions, concerning engagement, marriage, birth, majority and mourning. The authors shows the roots of these customs which sometimes derive from the pre-christian millenias and shows what is left of these traditional rites despite the cultural revolution. The reader will be astonished by the abundance of rituals which survived the cultural revolution. The books pictures in detail the lamentation of the bride-to-be before the obtainment by the groom, which were passed on by the old women in the villages by word of mouth. Many other traditional aspects of the engagement rites, from the archaic book of songs on the rite codex of neo-confucian Zhu Xi, were preserved until the present day.
The history of the red veil in the past and present is also described as well as the meaning of colorful eggs in marriage- and birth rituals. In the book it is explained how the magpie became the bird of marriage, why the coin sword kept its meaning with pregnant women and were its protective magic comes from. It is shown that the mythical creature Qilin is the chinese stork, which brings the children on its back. Aside from the jade fairy more than ten other taoistic divinities play a role when a child is born. The celebration of a hundred days after the birth is explained as well as the old but still practiced custom of zhuazhu, which means the oracle at the first birthday of a child. The author does not forget to point out all the legends and fairy tales connected with the customs and also intersperses some old song lyrics, concerning the different personal festive days. One chapter deals with why the birth of a male descendant, who can continue the sacrifice practice of his ancestors, is so meaningful and why there is still the fear, that the soul could turn into a hungry spirit when no male children are born.
220 pages, 321 pictures and illustrations, with ribbon, large format, hardback
ISBN: 9783903071360
Retail price in Europe: EUR 39.80
Rights: World rights available

*** Author
Florian Ploberger MD, B. Ac., MA, Vienna.
Born in the year of the Yin Water Ox 1973.
Main fields: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Tibetan Medicine.

Medical studies and internship in Vienna, study of acupuncture at the Austrian Society of Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy in 1996; three years of TCM studies with Claude Diolosa until 1998; Bachelor in Acupuncture from K. S. University in the USA 1999; four semesters of Sinology studies and 41 study and research visits (partly lasting several months) to China (TCM University in Beijing, TCM University in Chengdu), India (LTWA Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, Men-Tsee-Khang (Institute of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology of H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, North India)) and Nepal. 2012 Master of Tibetology at the University of Vienna.

Medical practice in Vienna.

International teaching activity and numerous publications in the subject areas TCM (e.g. the book Westliche Kräuter aus Sicht der Traditionellen Chinesischen Medizin published in its 9th edition (also available in English language titled Western Herbs from the Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective) and Tibetan Medicine. Numerous articles in German-language as well as English-language professional journals, peer reviewer for Asian Medicine (ASME).

Head of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Bacopa Educational Centre in Upper Austria and President of the ÖAGTCM (Austrian Educational Society for Traditional Chinese Medicine). Founding member of the AMATM (Austrian Medical Association for Tibetan Medicine). Member of SKI (Sorig Khang International) and IASTAM (International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine), Executive Committee Member of the WFCMS (World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies).
In 2016 he was appointed as one of the directors of the Alliance of Research and Development of Traditional Medicine, Complementary Medicine and Integrative Medicine by the Fudan University, Shanghai.

2007 invited by the Men-Tsee-Khang to lecture at their institute.
Since 2007 university lecturer on various subjects of Tibetan Medicine at the Institute of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies (ISTB) of the University of Vienna. In the course of these activities he was able to invite renowned Tibetan physicians to give guest lectures at the university. For example Dr. Dawa, Dr. Namgyal Qusar, Dr. Tsultrim Kalsang, Dr. Teinlay P. Trogawa, and astrologist Dr. Tsering Choezom were guest lecturers.
In the summer semester 2010 teaching activity at the Institute of South and Central Asia of the Prague St. Charles University for one term, 2011 holding a guest lecture at the Institute of Eastern Asian Sciences of the University of Vienna / department of sinology, since 2012 annual guest lecture at the Medical University of Vienna in the context of the series of lectures on complementary medicine, 2014 four lectures on Western Herbs from the TCM Perspective on invitation of the Austrian Pharmacist Chamber as well as a lecture at the Institute of Social Anthropology of the Austrian Academy of the Sciences (ÖAW).

Additional lecturing activity at various international congresses, for example 2012 at the 12th ICOM Congress in Seoul/South Korea, 2014 at the 3rd International Congress on Traditional Tibetan Medicine in Kathmandu/Nepal as well as chairman of the meeting Acupunkture at the Menopause Congress in Vienna (organised by: University Clinic of Gynaecology), 2015 at the International Workshop on Tibetan Medical Formulas at the University of Westminster in London / British Academy, at the Establishing Meeting for the Tibetan Medicine Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies & First Annual Conference on Tibetan Medicine in Xining, China, as well as at the 4th International Academic Conference on Comparison of Traditional and Modern Medicine in Yunnan, China. 2016 at the 14th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies in Bergen, Norway, as well as the 5th International Academic Conference on Comparison of Traditional and Modern Medicine in Xingyi, China. 2017 at the 5th International Congress on Sowa Rigpa in Kathmandu, as well as the 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) in Kiel, Germany.

2009 officially commissioned by Dr. Dawa, the Men-Tsee-Khang director at the time, in consultation with the Health Department of the Tibetan exile government, to translate the first two parts of the most significant work of Tibetan Medicine (rgyud-bzhi) into the German language. This text, which meanwhile was published under the German title Wurzeltantra und Tantra der Erklärungen, has been serving as the basic text in the training of Tibetan medical practitioners since the 12th century, and is still being memorised today.
2011 commissioned by Dr. Tamdin, the Men-Tsee-Khang director at the time, to translate the subsequent part of the rgyud-bzhi (2015 published under the title Das letzte Tantra aus die vier Tantra der Tibetischen Medizin).
2017 commissioned by director Mr. Tashi Tsering Phuri to translate the first 27 chapters of the third part of this important text.
Award winner of the Lebensweise prize 2013 in the category Science and Medicine.

Ploberger Florian
Westliche Kräuter aus Sicht der Traditionellen Chinesischen Medizin
Western Herbs from the Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective
This book describes the herbs available to us in the West as they are known in China. Each of the estimated 150 herbs, e.g. rosemary, basil, ladys mantle, fumitory, gentian, shepherds purse, lovage, etc., are designated by their German, Latin and English names as well as the thermal properties, taste and organs involved. Furthermore, indications and application fields are listed. A comprehensive index, a list of TCM physicians in Austria and international herbal supply sources complete the book.
9th edition, 261 pages, many coloured pictures, hardback
ISBN: 978-3-901618-67-3
Retail price in Europe: EUR 29.00
Rights: Rights for China available

Ploberger Florian
Herbal Formulas. Western Herbs from the TCM Perspective
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and thus also the Chinese phytotherapy is becoming more and more popular. Therefore so-called Western herbs are described and therapeutically applied according to TCM criteria.
This book describes about 150 herbs such as rosemary, ladys mantle, dandelion etc. Besides their English names, pharmaceutical, botanical and German names are also listed for each herb. In addition, a description of the parts of the plants used, their taste, temperature effect, the organs involved and doses is provided as well as detailed descriptions of the actions and individual fields of application of individual herbs.
A painting of each plant is also included in this book.
Furthermore, herbal formulas consisting of Western herbs are presented. They are structured by their effects in 20 groups (for example: herbal formula tonifying the Qi and the Blood; herbal formulas nourishing the Yin; herbal formulas tonifying the Yang; herbal formula promoting the Qi flow; herbal formulas stimulating the blood circulation; herbal formulas calming the mind; herbal formula calming Internal Wind; etc.) and are described as follows:
Individual herbs are listed with their respective daily dose in gram per day. This is followed by effect, indication and respective Western symptoms as well as tongue and pulse diagnoses in abbreviated form. The way the formula is compounded and the effects of the individual herbs used in the formula are explained for better understanding.
Your advantages:
Precise description of the effects of the individual 150 herbs
A painting of each plant
Herbal formulas by symptoms categorised in 20 groups
Detailed description how the herbal formula is compounded
This book serves as an important source of information both for beginners and for experienced therapists.
450 pages, many coloured pictures, hardback
ISBN: 9783902735980
Retail price in Europe: EUR 79.00
Rights: Rights for China available

Ploberger Florian
Rezepturen aus westlichen Kräutern für Syndrome der Traditionellen Chinesischen Medizin
Western Herb Recipes for Syndromes of Traditional Chinese Medicine
This book describes syndromes of Traditional Chinese Medicine such as Kidney Yang deficiency or Liver Qi stagnation, for instance. Causes, symptoms as well as tongue and pulse diagnoses are covered for each particular syndrome. The herbs are native to Central European countries. Each recipe has its own page. Case descriptions complete the book. A good addition to the authors previous work: Westliche Kräuter aus Sicht der Traditionellen Chinesischen Medizin (Western Herbs from the Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective)
3rd corrected and revised edition
255 pages, hardback
ISBN: 978-3-901618-09-3
Retail price in Europe: EUR 29.00
Rights: Rights for China available

by Blarer Zalokar/Rüegg/Fendrich/Kamb/Haas
Praxisbuch - Nahrungsmittel und Chinesische Medizin
(Practical Guide Foodstuffs and Chinese Medicine). Descriptions of effects and indications of conventional Western foodstuffs.
Dietetics as an acute and therapeutic measurement and as a supplement to other treatment methods is of increasing significance in naturopathic practice. Foodstuffs as an integral part of healthcare have a tradition of over 4000 years in the Far East. While in the past millennia many different sometimes partly contradictory approaches and interpretations have been used in practice, todays age of worldwide globalization means that different cultures and philosophies are impacted and interconnected at an even faster pace. This process is also occurring in the field of dietetics. We have engaged in this complex matter through in-depth study of German and English literature in the fields of dietetics and TCM over many years. Furthermore, we have studied natural scientific sources and have also gained practical experience in the preparation of individual foodstuffs. In particular, this basic list includes foodstuffs commonly used in the West as well as some foodstuffs with specific therapeutic significance. The qualitative effects of foodstuffs such as they are described in traditional Chinese medical theory, have been supplemented by various findings in modern Western nutritional science that are primarily derived from nutritional substances as well as physiological and biochemical processes. Western terms describing diseases or symptoms had to be translated into disorders in Chinese diagnostics. There are different Chinese diagnoses available for one Western disease, depending on the etiology of a disease. For example, head ache may be caused by Qi stagnation, Qi deficiency, phlegm or other disorders. Depending on the etiology the Western symptom is only listed in the foodstuffs corresponding effects category. This means that the Western diseases listed in the different effects categories only show how one particular foodstuff is influencing the course of the disease. Besides the effects categories, the corresponding cycle, thermal effect and tastes are listed for each foodstuff. The corresponding cycle explains the cycle or pathway the foodstuff uses to develop its effect. The thermal effect differentiates between cold, cool, neutral, warm, and hot, while the bandwidth within one single temperature level can often be broad. Several tastes are usually listed, the first one mentioned being the most important one. After five years and 58 full-day task group meetings including quite a lot of individual work, the task group SBO-TCM Diätetik reached a milestone and completed monographs for 215 foodstuffs. To assemble descriptions of foodstuffs we focused on the technical literature available in German and English, which also includes the main Chinese literary sources. Furthermore, we discussed several current Western naturopathic and natural scientific publications in terms of the information they provided for classification of foodstuffs in accordance with the TCM.
5th Edition, 376 pages, many coloured pictures, hard-back
ISBN: 978-3-901618-59-8
Retail price in Europe: EUR 69.00
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Anita Buchriegler

Buchriegler Anita
Seelenbalsam. Kräutermärchen und Geschichten für Erwachsene, Kinder und Kind gebliebene
Herbal fairies and stories for adults, children and children left
Captivating stories, fairy tales are mesmerized. They allow children to listen with open mouth, teach to marvel, to stimulate reflection, to kidnap into another world. Since time immemorial, events, wisdom, tribal stories and ancient knowledge are handed down orally, recorded in legends and fairy tales. In our fast-paced times, this age-old form of communication, this tradition, is almost forgotten.
Foreword: Magic of fairy tales
snowdrop, chickweed, cowslip, Windflower, violet, wild garlic, stinging nettle, Yaw / earth roll, ground ivy, daisy, dandelion, Meadowfoam, lilac
bellflower, cornflower, Red poppy, lady's mantle, St. John's Wort, mugwort, Plantain, Shepherd's Purse, yarrow, Chicory, meadowsweet,Pimpernel, witchweeds, verbena, celandine, Köigskerze, Quendel
bindweed, Evening primrose, Goldenrod, balsam, cranesbill, bloodroot, rose hip, Hellebore, How Valentine's Day came to the flowers, From the miracle of an Easter night
188 pages, color photos, with bookmark, hardback
SBN: 9783902735775
Retail price in Europe: EUR 19,80
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Buchriegler Anita
Zeit für dich. Kräutermärchen und Geschichten für Erwachsene, Kinder und Kindgebliebene
Time for you. Herbal fairy tales and stories for adults, children and children remaining
In my second book I go a little further back to my roots to what has inspired me all my life: my home. A small, secluded spot in the middle of the foothills of the Alps, on which, in spite of its immediate proximity to the major industrial cities of Upper Austria - I can only be myself.
1) witch hazel
2) Scablock herb
3) Coltsfoot
4) Knoblauchrauke
5) Woodruff
6) birch
7) Walpurgis Night
8) Linden
9) Forget-me-not
10) marguerites and daisies
11) Pigeon droppings
12) Cornflower wedding
13) fern
14) white clover
15) red clover
16) Purple loosestrife
17) Iron hat
18) tomatoes
19) Oats
20) Wegrauke
21) Juniper
22) Agrimony
23) Autumn time lots
24) belladonna
25) hops
26) apple
27) corn
28) Barberry
29) Ruamleichtn
30) chrysanthemum
31) larch
32) snowflake waltz
33) Poinsettia
34) Walnut The wish tree
35) Mistletoe & Holly
36) Star of Bethlehem
37) The transplanted incense
38) The failed Thomas night
39) frost flowers
40) The big adventure of the little fart
41) fireflies

42) Apples, apples on the tree
43) bear bear wild garlic
44) Spring Dingeling
45) summer wind
46) Since clover the hot three bladln
47) When the star shines above Tannawoid
48) Christmas time
49) winter time
50) In the valley is a light
51) In there Nocht
52) Sleep Baby Blue
228 pages, color photographs, with bookmark, hardback
SBN: 9783903071438
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Miriam Wiegele

Wiegele Miriam
Kräuterelixiere. Die selbstgemachte Hausapotheke
(Herbal Elixirs). The homemade medicine chest. Enhanced and totally revised new edition
This extended and fully revised edition of herbal elixirs still claims to be an insistent plea for using medicinal plants and passing on information about traditional (from Latin tra dare, to pass on, to relay) medicinal plants and their applications such as masterwort, kidney-vetch, or ferns, which are particularly prone to falling into oblivion. Therefore, I would like to summarise this book in the following way: tradition is not worshipping the ashes, its keeping the fire alive (Thomas Morus, 1477-1535)
Miriam Wiegele in January 2009
This book explains in detail how medicinal plants can help people, how one can gain an intuitive understanding of herbs and the particular substances they contain, how to collect herbs themselves and how to treat plants that have been collected and make medicine from them. Many medicinal plants discussed in this book have fallen into oblivion. In times when many diseases are appearing for the first time or manifest altered symptoms, it becomes important to seek out new medicine. Medicinal plants that are well-known but have been forgotten can offer a plethora of possible treatments. Miriam Wiegele, author of several books, possesses in-depth knowledge of many alternative cures. Herbal medicine is her specialist field, and this book claims to be an insistent plea to rediscover the healing powers of plants in an appropriate way.
With a foreword by Ms. Mag. Maria Walcher, National Agency for the Intangible Heritage, UNESCO Austria
ca. 170 pages, many coloured pictures, hardback
ISBN: 978-3-901618-68-0
Retail price in Europe: EUR 19.90
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Wiegele Miriam
Geschichten von Blumen und Kräutern. Ein Märchenbuch für Jung und Alt
(Who does not love flowers and herbs?) However, who still knows the stories behind these plants and how they got their names?
This book contains a collection of myths and tall tales, of fairy tales and sagas about all those plants which enchant us whether it be in the house, yard or meadow. This book is not meant to be a childrens book, but a guide for adults to approach plants with heart and therefore become better acquainted with them. They can then pass on this knowledge to their children by telling them stories and stimulate their own imagination in the process.
6th edition, 184 pages, four-colour photographs and pictures, hardback
ISBN: 978-3-901618-54-3
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Rupert Lenhart

Lenhart Rupert
Materia Medica. Westliche Heilkräuter und Rezepturen nach TCM (Western Herbs and Recipes according to TCM)
Using traditional books on herbs and recipes of Chinese Medicine as its basis, this book presents more than 220 individual medicinal herbs and approximately 110 recipes with an average of five modifications based on the criteria of TCM pharmacology. The chapter structure is based on the TCM approach and helps the TCM therapist - trained in TCM diagnostics to use Western medicinal herbs in accordance with TCM diagnosis and treatment strategy. In my opinion, the use of Western medicinal herbs based on TCM criteria such as temperature action, taste, transformation phases and organ involvement as well as descriptions of specific effects permits systematic application, since all existing information is based on comprehensible patterns.
316 pages, pictures, hardback
ISBN: 978-3-901618-42-0
Retail price in Europe: EUR 38.00
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Therapeutisches Qi Gong (Therapeutic Qigong). The art of work with Qi.
Qigong as a therapeutic companion
Therapeutic Qigong is an important part of Chinese medicine serving as an additional treatment for diseases and regeneration. By describing basic findings, this book offers an overview of the TCM organ Qi syndromes in connection with therapeutic Qigong in theory and practice. It hopes to offer well-established explanations and therefore help to provide a better understanding of Qigong as a possible means for prevention, regeneration and therapeutic companionship.
2nd Edition, 256 pages, b/w photographs and pictures, hardback
ISBN: 978-3-901618-44-4
Retail price in Europe: EUR 29.00
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Die Vielfalt des Tai Chi Chuan und seine Verankerung in der Traditionellen Chinesischen Medizin (TCM) (The Diversity of Tai Chi Chuan and its Anchoring in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM))
A myriad of books have been written about Tai Chi.
Why do we want to add another one to this colorful array? Most Tai Chi books are dedicated to a special form, the particular style of a Tai Chi family. In this book, Wu Runjin and Zhu Lichan seek to give an overview of the history of Tai Chi and its various styles. They describe the common features of the various styles of Tai Chi Chuan and outline the particularities of the various styles as well as the specific characteristics of different weapons which have been integrated in Tai Chi. Their main concern, however, is to anchor Tai Chi in the ancient tradition of Chinese medicine and to describe the effects of Tai Chi on health using a model of Chinese medicine. Their book targets beginners as well as advanced readers who want to gain an overview on the overall field of Tai Chi and are interested in the extent to which the significance of Tai Chi for health can be included in the model of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They dictated the book to me and I tried to present the background information on Traditional Chinese Medicine which they provided me with. This background information is important for understanding their explanations of Tai Chi in a clear and succinct way. In order to facilitate a better understanding of the text, I placed some of the explanations of basic medical terms in the appendix.
Thomas Jonasson
176 pages, four-colour photographs, hardback
ISBN: 978-3-901618-50-5
Retail price in Europe: EUR 29.00
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Daniel Grolle

Grolle Daniel
Tai Chi spielend verstehen.
Daniel Grolle is the initiator of the "Tai Chi Netzwerkes e.V.", the Association of Tai Chi practitioners in Germany. Daniel Grolle has been learning from Tai Chi masters since 1980. He has also studied medicine, psychology, dance, theatre.he is a teacher who has made Tai Chi become better known in Europe. Today he teaches and trains teachers in Tai Chi in Germany and across Europe.
With this book, Daniel Grolle has succeeded in structuring the deep and hidden knowledge of Tai Chi in a clear manner and presenting it to those interested in it in a didactic way, something which has never been done before.
The basic elements of every movement are analysed and illustrated with photos of movements, true to scale body and foot diagrams and photos of correct exercises from behind right to the position of the teacher.
Furthermore, the principles of Tai Chi are interwoven with original and simple exercises into the motion sequence with the result that the Tai Chi form and its content can be practised together.
The book is aesthetically appealing and is of a high quality in terms of its contents.
Third edition, 304 pages, cont. four-color., over 200 instructional films
ISBN: 9783902735720
Retail price in Europe: EUR 39.00
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