王子接Wáng Zǐjiē:introduction about his biography and legends,main books and academic thoughts.

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王子接(Wáng Zǐjiē).

  
Brief Introduction
漢語名(Chinese Name): 王子接(Wáng Zǐjiē)Alias: 晉三(Jìn Sān)
Popular name: 王子接(Wáng Zǐjiē)English Name: Wang Zijie, or Zijie Wang(Given/Family).
Hometown: ChangzhouDates: about 1658~?AD.
Main works: 《絳雪園古方選註》(Jiang Xue Yuan Gu Fang Xuan Zhu),《得宜本草》(De Yi Ben Cao).
Representative works: 《絳雪園古方選註》(Jiang Xue Yuan Gu Fang Xuan Zhu),《得宜本草》(De Yi Ben Cao).

Biography and legends:


 王子接Wáng Zǐjiē 王子接(Wáng Zǐjiē), a herbalist of the Qing dynasty. His alias is 晉三(Jìn Sān), native to Changzhou (today's Suzhou, Jiangsu), his year of birth is 1658, his year of passing away is unknown. At a young age, he was studying Confucianism as a candidate for the imperial examination, he devoted himself to medicine while studying Confucianism, and studies it for more than 20 years, later became a famous herbalist. His academic attitude is very rigorous in his study of traditional Chinese medicine. He has many disciples, and 葉桂(Ye Gui) outshines among them.

Main books and academic thoughts:


 Wang Zijie ever compiled a book named 《脈色本草傷寒雜病》(Mai Se Ben Cao Shang Han Za Bing, or the Pulse Manifestation and Materia Medica, Cold-induced diseases and Miscellaneous Diseases). Because of his later accumulation of experience, he felt that the previous book has many shortcomings, when he was fifty years old, he felt that this book was paradoxical and has many errors, so he threw it into the fire, and began to re-study. Later, he wrote the book 《絳雪園古方選註》(Jiang Xue Yuan Gu Fang Xuan Zhu, or the Selected Annotations to Jiangxueyuan Ancient Prescriptions) in three volumes, it was compiled and revised by his disciples 叶桂(Ye Gui) and 吳蒙(Wu Meng), the book was published in the Yongzheng 10th year (the year 1732 AD), he was already 75 years old. His book on Materia Medica is known as 《得宜本草》(De Yi Ben Cao).

 《絳雪園古方選註》(Jiang Xue Yuan Gu Fang Xuan Zhu, or the Selected Annotations to Jiangxueyuan Ancient Prescriptions), a book by Wang Zijie of the Qing dynasty, the book was edited and revised by his disciples 葉桂(Ye Gui) and 吳蒙(Wu Meng), it was published in the Yongzheng 10th year (the year 1732 AD). The book is divided into three volumes. The first volume is annotations on Zhongjing’s prescriptions, classified into Harmonization, Cold, Warming, diaphoretic, Emesis, and Purgation; the second and third volumes explain internal medicine, gynecology, external, and pediatrics, Ophthalmology and the prescriptions of each department. This book is a monograph on the meaning of the compatibility of prescriptions. The author selects more than 300 ancient prescriptions for "interpretation with details, explain the principles of the prescriptions". Among them, he has unique insights on the righteousness of the monarch, minister, assistant, and guide.

 《得宜本草》(De Yi Ben Cao, or the Deyi Materia Medica), an ancient Chinese medicine work, consists of one volume, it was compiled by Wang Zijie, also known as 《絳雪園得宜本草》(Jiang Xue Yuan De Yi Ben Cao, or the Jiangxueyuan Deyi Materia Medica). This book collects 362 kinds of herbs commonly used in ancient and till his epoch. According to the old classification system of Ben Jing(Shen Nong's Materia Medica), it is divided into top grade, middle grade, and lower grades. The description is brief, with key points.

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