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Ji Kang
Ji Kang
(223–262), sometimes referred to as Xi Kang, courtesy name Shuye, was a Chinese writer, poet, Taoist philosopher, musician and alchemist of the Three Kingdoms
Three Kingdoms
period. He was one of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove who engaged in separating themselves from the dangerous political situation of third century China in favour of devoting themselves to a life of art and leisure. Ji Kang
Ji Kang
is noted as an author and famous for having been a composer and zither-player.

Contents

1 Life 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Life[edit] As a thinker, Ji Kang
Ji Kang
wrote on longevity, music theory, politics and ethics. Among his works were Yangsheng Lun (飬生論, Essay on Nourishing Life), Shengwu Aile Lun (聲無哀樂論, Discourse on [the nature of ] sounds [as] not having sorrow or joy, i. e. On the Absence of Sentiments in Music), Qin Fu (琴賦, A Composition on the Qin), and Shisi Lun (釋私論, Discourse on Individuality). As a musician, Ji Kang
Ji Kang
composed a number of solo pieces for the qin. Ji Kang
Ji Kang
was highly critical of Confucianism
Confucianism
and challenged many social conventions of his time. As such, he was considered scandalous and seditious. He married Cao Cao's granddaughter (or great-granddaughter according to some). Ji Kang
Ji Kang
assumed a post under the Cao Wei
Cao Wei
state, but was not particularly interested in government work. When the regent Sima Zhao came to power, he intended to grant Ji Kang
Ji Kang
a position as a civil official. However, Ji Kang
Ji Kang
was uncooperative and behaved insolently towards Zhong Hui, whom Sima Zhao sent to convey his offer. Later, one of Ji Kang's friends was imprisoned after being framed. Ji Kang
Ji Kang
defended him and testified in his case, and was also sent to jail as a result. Following Zhong Hui's advice, Sima Zhao sentenced Ji Kang
Ji Kang
to death. 3,000 scholars signed a petition to release him, but the appeal was denied. Before his execution, Ji Kang asked for his zither and played his swan song, the famous guqin masterpiece Guangling san, which music is presumed to be forever lost.[1] See also[edit]

List of Chinese authors Ji Kang
Ji Kang
in contemporary art

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Xi Kang
Xi Kang
Xi Kang
Xi Kang
and Qin music.

v t e

Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

Ruan Ji Xi Kang Shan Tao Liu Ling Ruan Xian Xiang Xiu Wang Rong

v t e

Guqin
Guqin
(古琴)

Aesthetics Construction Contemporary players History Literature Notation Playing technique Popular culture Qinpu Schools Societies Strings Tuning Yaji

Melodies

Ao Ai Guangling San Hujia Shiba-pai Jieshi Diao Youlan Liu Shui Meihua Sannong Pingsha Luoyan Xiao Xiang Shuiyun Yangguan Sandie

Schools

Guangling Jiuyi Lingnan Mei'an Pucheng Shu Yushan Zhe Zhucheng

Societies

Jinyu Qin Society London Youlan Qin Society New York Qin Society North American Guqin
Guqin
Association

Historical personages

Bo Ya Cai Yan Cai Yong Confucius Guo Chuwang Ruan Ji Emperor Song Huizong Xi Kang Zhu Quan

Players

Cheng Yu Gong Yi Guan Pinghu Li Xiangting Lin Youren Wu Jinglüe Wu Zhaoji Zeng Chengwei Zha Fuxi Zhang Ziqian

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 34613895 LCCN: n82136950 ISNI: 0000 0001 1024 7013 GND: 118842196 SELIBR: 240579 SUDOC: 066912326 BNF: cb13516353h (d

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