Born in Shanghai, JI Kang was raised in a literati family and moved to Taiwan in 1947. Since an early age, Ji learnt from ancient paintings and excelled in three dominant genres: lady, horse and flower and bird. Artist comrades in Shanghai included PU Hsin-yu, CHANG Da-chien, LANG Jingshan. After his arrival in Taiwan, he took dominant roles in art education, such as Professor of Art at the Chinese Culture University, Committee members in the Department of Education of Art etc. His works were kept as permanent collection of major museums including the National Palace Museum in Taiwan.