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The bibliographical introduction and translation of Ji-kang's 《Sages and Men of Virtue Biography》

Choi, Saeyoon 1

1고신대학교

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ABSTRACT

Ji kang, who had great achievements in the field of literature, philosophy, aesthetics, is an valuable writer and artist in Wei-Jin dynasty. He wrote a lot of great literary works, and his remarkable work, 《Sages and Men of Virtue Biography》 is the most important achievement which is concerned about ‘Personalia’ at that time. Ji kang’s 《Sages and Men of Virtue Biography》 is the first biography which is named ‘sage’ in Three-Countries biography. In order to protect and reveal his idea , Ji kang collects fable and hypothesis about sages and men of virtue, it gives us general ideas of the development of hermit culture and concept of hermit, so the work can be pitched clearly in the history of hermit culture. It has stronger influences to later biography. These people are the hermits who live eagerly, are revealed Ji kang’s hope. Also these people were selected on the basis of particular criteria, Ji kang really wants to live like these people, to expresses his own self-consciousness.

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