The Seven Worthies goes live

The Seven Worthies site has gone live! We start with just the seven worthies themselves – the group of scholars and officials from the third century AD who assembled in a bamboo grove to discourse on philosophy away from the pressures of court life.

I hope that this list of seven, which gives the site its name and is the inspiration behind it will soon be joined by many more of the exciting-sounding lists from Chinese philosophy and historiography – the eight immortals, the three kingdoms, the four treasures. There’s still more to do on the seven, though. Only Ruan Ji currently has any supplementary information and the same needs to be done for Xi Kang and Liu Ling at the very least.




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