-^). 11th cent. A.D. A recluse from SsUch^uan, who studied under the Taoist ^ ^ |^ Chang I-chien along with Sn Tang- p*o. He was intimate with Sn after the latter's banishment to Huang-chou in Hupeh. Author of the "^ |1( -^ "f^ , a treatise on the yalue of harmony in life and nature.
255 Ch'ên Tsu-fan (T. :^^. H. ^^). A.D. 1676 --1754. A native of Eiangsu, who distinguished himself as a scholar, but who refused to take his degrees in the usual course. He lived in retirement, and gathered around him many disciples, reluctantly accepting the headship of the ^ ^ TztL-yang College at Soochow, and afterwards that of several other Colleges. In 1751 he headed the list of men recommended to the Throne for classical knowledge and exemplary conduct, but he declined to take office. His literary e£forts consist chiefly of essays and poems.
256 Ch'ên Tsun (T. ^ ^ ). Died A.D. 25. A native of Tu-ling in Shensi, of a wild and festive disposition. When he became a subordinate official at the capital, he used to appear with a handsome equipage instead of the lean horse and poor carriage of his colleagues. He also happened to have exactly the same names as one o£ the grandees of the Court, for whom he was constantly mistaken; and in consequence of the excitement often caused by the supposed arrival of the great man, he was nicknamed ^ |E| ^ Ch'Sn the Disturber of Sittings. He was almost always drunk, but it was said that he never let this weakness interfere with the dispatch of business. He rose to high office under the Emperor Ai Ti, and for services against some dangerous rebels he was ennobled as Marquis. He became Governor of Honan under Wang Mang the Usurper, and was sent under Edng Shih on a mission to the Ehan of the Hsiung-nu. On his return he heard that E^ng Shih had fallen, and remained forsafety in Eansuh where he was killed by brigands, being dead