Describe a historical period that you are interested in
You should say:
When did it happen?
Why are you interested in?
and explain who told you about it?
Well , history is always my favorite subject so I’m glad to have this topic. However, there are many unique periods worthy talking about in humankind’s world, I have to choose one from them that is the era including two dynasties Wei and Jin (魏晋) in China , since more than 1700 years ago.
I knew this period from the high school history class, my teacher told us if we had the interests about Chinese history , he would recommend a book named ‘Weijin style’. I bought this book and when I read the first page I found I couldn’t stop.
Although it was totally a disordered period because the country was invaded by nomadic tribes in Northern boundaries and civil wars happened frequently, I regard it as the most attracting period in our history because it owned a group of talent scholars. For me, their art styles, clothing fashion, and their attitudes to life as well as their talents are fascinating.
This period is so different from other counterparts, the main reason is the scholars in that time were free and easy, for example, some poets such as Jikang（嵇康），he rejected to be a high-ranking official and would rather be a blacksmith（铁匠). Another guy, Ruanji(阮籍）who was not only a drunkard but also a poet and a military officer, like drinking on the oxcart until the cow couldn't find a path to continue. What's more, there were crowds of scholars like Jikiang and Ruanji in the period Weijin.
Another reason the period appeals to me is that I’m wondering why so many talents could exit in a tension and hopeless time.However I could not find an answer, may be it is a professional topic in history field.