葛洪(Gé Hóng):introduction about his biography and legend,main books and academic thoughts.

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葛洪(Gé Hóng).

  
Brief Introduction
漢語名(Chinese Name): 葛洪(Gé Hóng)Alias: 稚川(Zhì Chuān)
Taoist monastic name:  抱樸子(bào pǔ zǐ)English Name: Ge Hong, or Ko Hung, Hong Ge(Given/Sur Name)
Nationality: HanBelief:  Taoism
Hometown: 丹陽郡句容(Jurong county,DanYang Jun)Dates: about 283-344AD
Main works: 《抱樸子》(Bao Pu Zi, Pao P'u Tzu, or The Master of Preserving Simplicity)
《肘後備急方》(Zhouhou Beiji Fang, Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergency)
《神仙傳》(Shenxian Zhuan,or Fairy biography)《隱逸傳》(YinYi Zhuan, or Hermits biography)
Representative works: 《肘後備急方》(Zhouhou Beiji Fang, Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergency)
Reputation: 抱樸子Star-rating:   

 Introduction: Ge Hong
 ✵葛洪, famous physician and world-renowned alchemist(283-344), was native to Dan Yang Ju Rong, also a famous Taoist Priest at Jin period, popularly known as Ge Zhichuan or Bao Pu Zi,author of the Bao Pu Zi, a treatise on alchemy, dietetics and magical practices, and the Zhou Hou Bei Ji Fang, or A Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies, which includes many valuable descriptions and records of diseases. Ge Zhichuan is another name of Ge Hong, Bao Pu Zi is an alias of Ge Hong.

  Ge Hong✧Ge Hong was a very important scholar in the development of ancient Taoism, his family belongs to Taoist Master Aristocratic Families, Dan Yang Tao Shi, Ge Hong studied witchery since 16 years old, from wizard Zheng Yin, except his famous book Bao Pu Zi(70 volumes) and Zhou Hou Bei Ji Fang(4 volumes),Ge Hong also written other ancient books, such like Shen Xian Zhuan or Legend of Immortals(10 volumes),Yin Yi Zhuan or Legend of Hermits(10 volumes), etc.

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