No, all titles sold in China are NOT authorized by Dr. Young. ALL publishers or individuals distributing his work in China are doing so ILLEGALLY.
Dr. Young does not work with publishers in China due to negative experiences working with them in the past. He allowed the government sponsored publisher 中醫古籍出版社 to print and distribute “Tung’s Acupuncture” in 1995. Though the titles were reprinted 5 “official” times and beyond the contracted time, Dr. Young never received royalties, not even once.
The answer is NOTHING. Dr. Young receives not a single penny for the years of hard work he put into writing his books when books bearing his name are sold and bought in China.
Here are the known sites (not limited to these) that allow for individuals to sell pirated material:
Here are the known individuals/publishers that are ILLEGALLY printing and selling Dr. Young’s books. They disregard Dr. Young’s copyright and intellectual property. These parties disrespect Dr. Young and profit off his hard work. Please do not buy from them!
Dr. Young’s publishing company is named American Chinese Medical Cultural Center. Those who are pirating Dr. Young’s material often make exact facsimiles of Dr. Young’s book without changing even the name of the publishing company. Just because the copyright holding publisher is printed on the cover by no means make the book an authorized versions.
It is very difficult to tell authorized versions apart from unauthorized, but you can:
But the best way to ensure that you are buying a legal copy and that Dr. Young receives compensation for his work is to buy directly from his website www.drweichiehyoung.com or from one of the distrusters listed on his site. If you are in doubt, you can always email us.
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