Of Yin & Yang, Qi and Immune Systems

By Ooi Kee Beng

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Do you know that we start rotting as soon as we have breathed our last breath? This is a fascinating reminder that decay is the default situation for the human body. Given half a chance, our dear body will putrefy.So what is it that is stopping us from rotting when we are alive?Apparently, scientists do not as yet know much about how a human body rots – at least not in great detail. We know that we are inhabited and...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: wikibeng.com