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Der Milchbaum und die Physiologie der weiblichen Ejakulation : Bemerkungen über Papiermaulbeer- und Feigenbäume im Süden Altchinas

Pfister, Rudolf. (2007) Der Milchbaum und die Physiologie der weiblichen Ejakulation : Bemerkungen über Papiermaulbeer- und Feigenbäume im Süden Altchinas. Asiatische Studien, 61 (3). pp. 813-844.

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Abstract

What is in a word? The use of the Chu language word for ‘to suckle, milk’ is investigated in the light of recently discovered manuscripts, which further our knowledge of cultural aspects of ‘milk-trees’, and bring back to life now obsolete word usages and connotations. Early Han medical recipes which use the latex or the red fruit of the paper mulberry are discussed. The paper mulberry (Brousso­netia papyrifera (Linnaeus) L’Héritier ex Ventenat) is the milk tree of the southern regions of ancient China. Most prominently, its red fruit, called the ‘milk fruit’, denoted a part of the human vagina, located at the anterior upper vaginal wall, forming an erectile body, and even displaying some structural similarity with the fruit of the paper mulberry.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte
UniBasel Contributors:Pfister, Rudolf
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Peter Lang
ISSN:0004-4717
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:German
Last Modified:24 Oct 2017 06:34
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:42

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