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Jiqiu Jun
- Qin Shi #64
稷丘君 1
琴史 #64 2
Master Jiqiu passing time3
Jiqiu Jun means "Master Jiqiu". His name is sometimes also romanized Ji Qiu Jun or "Master Ji Qiu". Han Emperor Wu Di ruled from .
4 However, the Biography of Exemplary Immortals (Lie Xian Zhuan), quoted here, is not necessarily considered to be an historically reliable source.

The original Qin Shi essay begins as follows.5

Master Jiqiu was a recluse on 泰山 Mount Tai. During the reign of Han Wudi he was already old, but he was youthful in appearance. The emperor admired him and often sent gifts. When he went east to visit Taishan, (Jiqiu would come out to greet him carrying a qin. This was to show how he usually occupied himself. -- Translation incomplete).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Master Jiqiu (稷丘君 JJiqiu Jun
25780.7 quotes from 列仙傳 Liexian Zhuan).
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2. Qin Shi #64 has 5 lines. The original text is as follows,

稷丘君者,泰山下隱者。當武帝時已老矣,而齒鬼發倪 黑。帝嘉之,屢有賜予。及東巡泰山,稷丘君乃冠章甫,衣 黃衣,抱琴來迎。拜武帝日:「陛下勿上也。上必傷足指。」及 數里,果然,帝還,為稷丘君立祠焉。其所以抱琴者,示其 常所從事也。

Translation incomplete.
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3. Illustration
From 李攀龍選,汪雲鵬書,列仙全傳 Lie Xian Quan Zhuan.
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4. Han Wudi: Emperor Wu of Han (Wiki)
Liu Che (156 – 87 BCE) ruled as Han Wudi for 54 years: 141 – 87. References connecting him to the qin only concern stories, as with the following melodies:

"Autumn wind lyrics" attributed to him are used with several melodies beginning with this Qiu Feng Ci (compare Gu Qiu Feng)

See also Jiqiu Jun, as above.

So far the most direct reference to Han Wudi and the guqin is the almost certainly apocryphal or mis-interpreted one given here associating him with 鸞膠 "phoenix glue" by quoting mention of it in 48485.98, where it gives 漢武帝外傳 Han Wudi Waizhuan as its earliest reference.
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5. Jiqiu Jun in the 列仙傳 Liexian Zhuan
The entry in the Liexian Zhuan is as follows:

稷丘君者,泰山下道士也。武帝時,以道術受賞賜。髪白再黑,齒落更生。後罷去。上東巡泰山,稷丘君乃冠章甫,衣黃衣,擁琴來迎,拜武帝,指帝:「陛下勿上也,上必傷足指。」及數里,右足指果折。上諱之,故但祠而還。為稷丘君立祠焉,為稷承奉之云。

打開字典 稷丘君:稷丘洞徹,修道靈山。煉形濯質,變白還年。漢武行幸,攜琴來延。戒以升陟,逆睹未然。

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