'Compendium of Materia Medica' ready to be published

"China in the Classics," an innovative cultural show produced by CMG, examines stirring stories of some of the most outstanding ancient Chinese classics through seminars, drama and visualization. It brings the ancient classics "alive," demonstrating Chinese wisdom, ethos and values.

In this episode, Li Shizhen paid visits to try to speak to Wang Shizhen but was rebuffed. Then, Li asked the doorkeeper to hand the Compendium of Materia Medica to Wang and finally managed to get an audience.

Wang thought highly of the book and decided to write a preface for it after it had been thoroughly checked. Li carried out a very careful examination of the book and it was another 10 years before he was ready to meet Wang again.

By then, Wang had finished the preface and introduced Li to a publisher from Jinling, which is now called Nanjing, who had agreed to publish Compendium of Materia Medica.

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