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Persons in Chinese History - Huangfu Mi 皇甫謐

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Huangfu Mi皇甫謐 (215-282), courtesy name Huangfu Shi'an 皇甫士安, actual name (ming) Huangfu Jing 皇甫靜, style Xuanyan xiansheng 玄晏先生, was a philosopher, historian and physician of the Western Jin period 西晉 (265-316). He hailed from Chaona 朝那 (near modern Pingliang 平涼, Gansu) and never occupied a state office. His philosophy was inclined to Daoism, but in an elitist way, in which the practitioner had to surpass the masses, in order to complete his character and to perfect his self. Huangfu Mi also stressed the importance to make oneself free of discerning between rich and poor.
Huangfu Mi has written the biographic collections Gaoshizhuan 高士傳 and Yishizhuan 逸士傳, the medical treatise Zhenjiu jiayi jing 針灸甲乙經 (Jiayijing 甲乙經), as well as the annals Diwang shiji 帝王世紀 and Xuanyan chunqiu 玄晏春秋 and a calendar Nianli 年曆.

Source: Li Yaming 李亞明 (1996), "Huangfu Mi 皇甫謐", in Feng Kezheng 馮克正, Fu Qingsheng 傅慶升 (ed.), Zhuzi baijia da cidian 諸子百家大辭典 (Shenyang: Liaoning renmin chubanshe), p. 77.

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