disciples offered each one to take the place of their beloTed master, but their request was not granted. He met his fate with fortitude, calmly watching the shadows thrown by the sun and playing upon his lute. Was one of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Groye (see Hsiang Hsiu),
294 Chi Li . B.C. 1284-1185. Third son of Tan Fu, and father of the great W6n Wang.
295 Chi-mu Ch'ien (T. ^ M) native of ^J ]^ Ghing-nan in Hupeh, who graduated as chin ahih in 726 and greatly distinguished himself as a poet.
296 Chi Pu . 2nd and 8rd cent. B.C. A native of the Gh'u State, who gained the reputation of a bold fellow and was employed by fiLsiang Chi i^ainst Liu Pang. When the former perished, a price of 1000 taels was set upon his head, and he was forced to remain in hiding until the new Emperor pardoned him (see Chu Chid). He rose under the Emperor Hui Ti to be Governor of Ho- tung, and would have been made a Censor had not some one pointed out that his abuse of liquor made it unpleasant to be near him. There was a saying in Gh'u that his pledged word was worth more than a hundred ounces of gold.
297 Chi Shao (T. ^ H.). Died A.D. 804. Son of Chi E'ang. He was very handsome; but one day when some one was praising his appearance to Wang Jung, saying that he was like a crane among chickens, the latter observed, Nay, you did not know his father.*' He rose to be Imperial Librarian under the Emperor Wu Ti of the Chin dynasty; and when the Princes of fpj 1^ Ho-chien and Ch'^ng-tu rebelled, of which he had given warning two years previously, he fell in battle, bravely defending the Emperor Hui Ti, whose body-guard had fled. His blood was splashed over the Emperor's robes, but his Majesty refused toallow his attendants to wash it off. Canonised as J^ ^ .