The Baopuzi 抱朴子 (Master Who Embraces Simplicity), was a Chinese text written by Jin Dynasty scholar and Daoist priest Ge Hong[1] (283–343) in the 4th century.

Bits of informationEdit

Fragments in Records of the Three KingdomsEdit

Book of Wu 3 - Biography of Sun XiuEdit

  1. 葛洪《抱朴子》曰:吳景帝時,戍將於廣陵掘諸冢,取版以治城,所壞甚多。復發一大冢,內有重閣,戶扇皆樞轉可開閉,四周為徼道通車,其高可以乘馬。又鑄銅為人數十枚,長五尺,皆大冠朱衣,執劍列侍靈座,皆刻銅人背後石壁,言殿中將軍,或言侍郎、常侍。似公主之冢。破其棺,棺中有人,髮已班白,衣冠鮮明,面體如生人。棺中雲母厚尺許,以白玉璧三十枚藉尸。兵人輩共舉出死人,以倚冢壁。有一玉長一尺許,形似冬瓜,從死人懷中透出墮地。兩耳及鼻孔中,皆有黃金如棗許大,此則骸骨有假物而不朽之效也。

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  1. 葛洪《抱朴子》 (“Ge Hong's Baopuzi”)
    Chen Shou. "Book of Wu 3" in Records of the Three Kingdoms, cited by Pei Songzhi.


  • Chen Shou 陳壽 (233–297). Sanguo zhi 三國志 “Records of the Three Kingdoms”, with official commentary compiled by Pei Songzhi 裴松之 (372-451).

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