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160 A Chinese Biographical Dictionary

the people were his children he should not on his son's account neglect his public duty. He was a noted calligraphist, and was employed to restore injured portions of certain works in the Imperial Library. Canonised as 文達.

411 Cho Mao (T. ). Died A.D. 28. A native of Nan-yang in Honan, who distinguished himself in his youth by his profound knowledge not only of the Classics, but also of mathematics and military science, gaining the name of ^ ^ Universal Scholar. Entering upon an o£Scial career, he proved snch a successful M^strate that '^things left on the road were not picked up.*' He was liberal-minded and humane, and no violent language was ever heard to escape his lips. He rose to the highest offices under the Emperor Euang Wu Ti, and was ennobled as Marquis.

412 Chou Fu-ch'êng Died A.D. 1031. Father of the famous Chou Tun-i. He graduated as chin shVi in 1015, and rose to be M^strate of il^ <^ Euei-ling in Kuangsi. In 1595 his tablet was placed in the Confucian Temple.

413 Chou Han (H. ). A native oi %^ Ning- hsiang in Hunan, who graduated as hdu ts^aij and then enrolled himself for service under Tso Tsung-t'ang, whom he accompanied upon the great campaign into Turkestan. He subsequently became Prefect of Yen-an in Shensi, whence he was transferred to a military post. He acquitted himself so well that he was promoted to be Taot^ai, with the brevet rank of Judge. A disagreement with Tso Tsung-t^ang caused him to retire into private life, since which date he has occupied himself in fostering a bitterly hostile feeling to foreigners in general and missionaries in particular. He is known to have issued many inflammatory placards against Christianity, and was suspected of complicity in the Yang-tsze Valley riots of 1891. The last report, however, was that he himself had become a convert!