張遂辰Zhāng Suìchén:introduction about his biography and legends,main books and academic thoughts.
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相期(Xiāng Qī),卿子(Qīng Zǐ),西農(Xī Nóng).
Zhang Suichen, or Suichen Zhang(Given/Family)
about year 1589~1668 AD.
《張卿子傷寒論》(Zhang Qing Zi Shang Han Lun, or the Shang Han Lun by Zhang Qing Zi),《湖上白下集》(Hu Shang Bai Xia Ji).
《湖上白下集》(Hu Shang Bai Xia Ji).
Biography and legends:
張遂辰(Zhāng Suìchén), alias 卿子(Qīng Zǐ), native to Jiangxi. He was born in the Wanli 17th year of the Ming dynasty(the year 1589 AD) and died in the Kangxi 7th year of the Qing dynasty (the year 1668 AD). Zhang Suichen's ancestors moved from Jiangxi to Hangzhou, he was wise in childhood, study poems, and literature, his health was poor in child age, thin and emaciated, herbalists could not treat him, so later he started to learn ancient medical books by himself. At the end of the Ming Dynasty, he lived in Hangzhou and turned to study medicine, later became a famous herbalist. Historical records record that he "can revive a person who suffering a severe disease with pills, and folks strive to welcome him to the east city."
Main books and academic thoughts:
The book 《張卿子傷寒論》(Zhang Qing Zi Shang Han Lun, or the Shang Han Lun by Zhang Qing Zi) is a work on the study of Shang Han Lun(the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases), seven volumes, compiled by Zhang Qingzi at the end of Ming Dynasty. Zhang Qingzi praised Cheng Wuji, and commented that Cheng's Zhu Jie Shang Han Lun(the Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Diseases with Notes) "quoted the classics and analyzed the meaning, especially in details, and is harmonious. Although the confession is attached, it occasionally occurs, but other schools cannot win it". So based on this book, he collected essential discussions from ancient herbalists including 朱肱(Zhū Gōng)、許叔微(Xǔ Shūwēi)、龐安時(Páng ānshí)、王履(Wáng Lǚ)、王肯堂(Wáng Kěntáng) and other theories, to supplement it, so his book is a supplemented edition of Cheng Wuji's book Zhu Jie Shang Han Lun(the Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Diseases with Notes). The book was firstly published in the Ming dynasty and there are block editions of the Qing dynasty survived till today.
Zhang Suichen is also good at writing ancient poems, his poem works are known as 《湖上白下集》(Hu Shang Bai Xia Ji), he was praised by scholars majorly for his poems.
1.張遂辰Zhāng Suìchén:introduction about his biography and legends,main books and academic thoughts.