A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Chang Chên-chou

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24Chang Chên-chou 張鎭周. 7th cent. A.D. An official who, upon being appointed Governor of 舒 Shu-chou in Anhui — his native place — proceeded to his old home and spent ten days in feasting his relatives and friends. Then, calling them together, he gave to each a present of money and silk, and took leave of them with tears in his eyes, saying, "We have had this pleasant time together as old friends. Tomorrow I take up my appointment as Governor; after that, we can meet no more." The result was an impartial and successful administration.