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Gan Bozong (Tang period, 618-907)
Chinese woodcut, Famous medical figures: Emperor Fuxi

One of a series of woodcuts of illustrious physicians and legendary founders of Chinese medicine from an edition ofBencao mengquan(Introduction to the Pharmacopoeia), engraved in the Wanli reign period of the Ming dynasty (1573-1620) -- Volume preface, 'Lidai mingyi hua xingshi' (Portraits and names of famous doctors through history). The images are attributed to a Tang (618-907) creator, Gan Bozong.The text states: The great heavenly Fuxi was surnamed Feng [Wind]. In remote antiquity, he supplanted Suirenshi (the legendary creator of fire) and became Emperor. His merits and achievements were great: he devised the Eight Trigrams, invented writing, instituted marriage, and taught humankind to catch fish, grow plants and keep animals. According to tradition, he had a snake's body and human head, but he is depicted here as fully human.

By: Gan Bozong (Tang period, 618-907)
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Keywords: chinese doctors, Chinese Medicine, TCM, Medicine, Chinese Traditional, Gan Bozong (Tang period, 618-907)
  • Library reference: External Reference Wang Shumin II 13, External Reference Zi 21/1525 Qiu 13 and External Reference Vivienne Lo
  • Photo number: L0039312
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