Gan Jiang


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  • noun

Synonyms for Gan Jiang

a river in southeastern China that flows generally north into the Chang Jiang to the north of Nanchang

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The sword Tai'e which is mentioned here was made by Gan Jiang and Ou Ye, two of the great southern swordsmiths of antiquity.
For example, Lu Xun [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1881-1936) redeveloped the story of Gan Jiang, Mo Ye, and their son Chi Bi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]; see his Gushi xinbian [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Shanghai: Wenhua shenghuo chubanshe, 1925), 93-122.
It is not clear from the original text if the term Gan is a contraction of the name Gan Jiang, and hence a reference to a specific individual sword, or if Wu-Gan refers to a general class of southern weapons from the states of Gan and Wu, which are terms used both on excavated swords and in the passage from the Zhuangzi quoted below.
It was later suggested that the three thousand swords mentioned here were made by Gan Jiang to arm the men of Wu against Yue; on which, see David Honey, "Before Dragons Coiled and Tigers Crouched: Early Nanjing in History and Poetry," JAOS 115 (1995): 20.