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and humorist of the Sung dynasty. He graduated as chin shih in. 1002, and rose to be Secretary in a Board.
260 Ch'ên Yu-liang Died A.D. 1368. The son of a fisherman at yP^ ^ Mien-yang in Hnpeh, and originally named f^ Hsieh, who in 1850 quitted his post as gaoler to join the forces of Hsfl Shon-hai. By 1857 he had risen to command an independent force;' and in 1358 he captured An-chSng, slew Hsfl, and proclaimed himself Prince of Han, and finally Emperor of the Han dynasty, with his capital at Wu-ch*ang. He obtained the mastery oyer a large portion of western China; but he was ultimately Tanquished by Chu T^an-chang, the founder of the Ming dynasty I in a decisive battle on the Po-yang lake, and idlled by a stray arrow when already in fall retreat. He had two brothers, named Ch^fin ^ jp, Yu-jen and Ch'fin ^ ^ Tu-kuei, who were associated with him in his adventurous career.
261 Ch'ên Yüan-lung (T. MM' H. ^^). A.D. 1650—1786. Graduated in 1685, and served in the Grand Secretariat until 1704, when he retired to attend on his aged parents. Resuming his career, he was Governor of Eiangsi from 1711 to 1718, then President of a Board, and in 1729 he became Grand Secretary. He was the author of the :^ g|j^ ^ ^ , an encyclopaedia of arts and sciences, and editor of a collection of essays by various members of his family. Was canonised as
262 Ch'ên Yung-chih (^^ >^> ^^ ^ ) Batiye of Honan, and a famous artist, known from his abode as /h ^ ^ Ch'dn of Hsiao-y ao. He excelled in figures , landscapes , aad religious subjects.
263 Chêng Chan-yin . The Chief Augur to whom Ch*tl Tflan applied for advice as to whether he should give up o£Bciallife. But the Chief Augur gathered up his divining apparatus and