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146 A Chinese Biographical Dictionary


thirteen when he came to the throne, and his short reign was quiet and uneyentfnl. Canonised as J^ J^ .

370 Ch'ien Tsung . Younger brother of Gh'ien Tso. He was fourth Prince of Wu and Tiieh for a short time in A.D. 947, but was deposed by General "^ ^ J^ Hu Cbin-ssti in favour of Ch'ien Shu.

371 Ch'ien Wei-ch'êng (T. i0j ^. R. ^ if ). Graduated as first chin shih in 1745, and rose to be a Vice President of the Board of Punishments. He was a distinguished poet and painter, and author of the collection entitled ^ |1| ^. His daughter ^ ^ M6ng-tien was also a poetess, and wrote two books of verses , entitled ^^ ^ ^ !^ ai^d R|^ ^ '^ H • Canonised as ^ ^ •

372 Ch'ien Wei-yen Died A.D. 1029. Son of Ch'ien Shu, and distinguished as a scholar and official during the early decades of the Sung dynasty. He rose to the highest offices of State, and his family became connected by marriage with that of the Empress, in consequence of which he was impeached by a Censor for interference with the ancestral temple of the Imperial House. Canonised as ^ ^ •

373 Ch'ien Wên-fêng 10th cent. A.D. Grandson of Ch4en Liu, and foremost of the young men of his age in shooting, hunting, book-learning, music, painting, medical skill, and even in football. He rose to high rank under the first Emperor of the Later Chin dynasty, and was canonised as ^.

374 Ch'ien Yüan-kuan (^- ^fO^ ^-D- 886-941. Son of Ch4en Liu, and second Prince of Wu and THeh. As a child, he had been placed as a hostage with QQ jg^ T4en TSn; but after the latter's revolt and death, he managed to return home. He was a kindly ruler, and was a patron of literature. He was however very extravagant, especially in the matter of building