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298 Chi Tsêng-yün (T. >(& ^ . H. H ^). Died A. D. 1737. A native of Eiangso. Graduated in 1706, and served in the Peking Boards until 1728, when he was sent to the Yellow River, where the rest of his career was passed. In 1738 he was made a Grand Secretary, and acted as Gk)Yernor in Chehkiang, devoting his attention chiefly to the sea-walls. He revised and added to the ^ ^I M ^ Topography of Chehkiang.
299 Chi Tung (T. •^:^. H. ^4^). A diligent student of the Classics, of history, and of political economy, who flourished about the middle of the 17th cent. A.D., and travelled widely throughout the empire. His collected works, among which his poems hold a high rank, are known as ^ ^ ^.
300 Chi Tzŭ 12th cent. B.C. Viscount Chi, one of the foremost nobles under Chou Hsin, the last Emperor of the Yin dynasty. For protesting against the evil courses of his master, he was thrown into prison ; and on being released by the victorious Wu Wang in 1122 he retired to what is now modem Korea, on the ground that he could not serve a sovereign who was after all a usurper. The authorship of the Great Plan, a portion of the Canon of History^ has been attributed to him.
301 Chi Yün (T. ^ M- H. ^ IW., :5 #). A.D. 1724- 1805. A native of the Hsien District in Ghihii, and a scion of a wealthy and distinguished family. Took his chin shih degree in 1754. After holding various appointments^ he was transferred to a sub-Chancellorship in the Han-lin College. For the offence of revealing certain matters connected with an official enquiry, he was banished to Crumtsi, whence he was recalled and in 1772 was placed at the head of the commission appointed for the coUection of the Imperial Library. This undertaking kept him employed for 18 years. In 1796 he became President of the Boardof War. Famous for his general literary attainments, he was