Dr. Yu is the author of A Walk Along the River, one of the most informative and accessible Chinese medical texts to ever be published. Dr. Yu is known for his friendly, warm and rich teaching style. His instruction is based on his long apprenticeship with the well-known Sichuan practitioner, Dr. Jiang Yu-Guang and his fifty years of practice with classical formulas. Dr. Yu started his career as an economist, but due to the Cultural Revolution, he was sent to the countryside. This is where he learned Chinese medicine in the traditional manner. In spite of, or perhaps because of Dr. Yu’s lack of formal institutional training, his way of working and teaching are unique and profoundly traditional. Dr. Yu became a practitioner at the Leshan hospital where he works to this day, taking over the teaching of seminars from Dr. Jiang. It was Dr. Yu’s seminars that became the basis of his first text, A Walk Along the River. Volume Two is scheduled to come out in the spring of 2019.