Although these arguments appear inadequate to explain why this particular
Nei jing was published under the pseudonym Huang Di rather than Shen
nong, Bian Que, or Bai shi, the Huai nan zi at least informs us that it may
have been common knowledge by the second century b.c. that scriptures
carrying the names of the ancient culture heroes in their titles had not necessarily
been written by these persons themselves.
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