Pei Kai (Shuze)|
(237 - 291) China
Scholar, and official
P'ei K'ai (Shu-tsê), born in Wenxi in Hedong. To parise the male physical beauty, it was used the expression "man of jade", as in the following passage about Pei Kai:
Pei Kai possessed outstanding beauty and manners. Even after removing his official cap, with coarse clothing and undressed hair, he was always attractive. Contemporaries felt him to be a man of jade. One who saw him remarked "Looking at Pei Kai id like walking on top of a jade mountain with the light reflected back at you".
Source: Liu Yiqing, Shih-shuo hsin-yü, edited by Lui Sheng-chai, Taipei, 1985, p. 311