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iu 705 became President of the Board of Rites and was ennobled as Duke. He was banished for concealing the death of a parent in order to escape enforced temporary retirement from public life, but was soon afterwards taken back into favour. Upon the occasion of a grand banquet, in order to amuse the Emperor he danced about and finally stood on his head. His Majesty laughed heartily, but Lu Ts'ang-yung sighed and said it was as bad as sweeping the ground with the Five Classics.
441 Chu Fang ^ ^ . 7th cent. A.D. A native of Hsiang-chou in Hupeh, distinguished as an official and poet under the T^ang dynasty. He was summoned to Court in A.D. 627, but declined to proceed.
442 Chu Hai ^^. 3rd cent. B.C. A man of the Wei State, famous for his great strength. He was introduced by Hou Ting to Wu Chi, and the latter sent him on a mission to the Prince of Ch4n. The Prince however threw him into a den of tigers; whereupon Chu*s hair stood on end, and he glared so fearfully at the tigers that they did not venture to attack him, and he was released. When the Ch*in army was besieging Han-tan, Wu Chi hastened to its succour. The Wei army was commanded by Chin P*i; but by the advice of Hou Ying, Wu Chi persuaded the Prince's favourite concubine to steal from her lord the other half of Chin P4's tally of command. Armed with this, Wu Chi and Chu Hai proceeded to Ghiu P4*s tent, and called upon him to surrender his post; and when he refused to do so, Chu Hai produced from his sleeve a forty-pound mace of iron, and brained him on the spot. With the aid of his troops, Wu Chi succeeded in raising the siege.
443 Chu Hao-ling (T. ^ ^ . H. ^^). A native of Eiaugsu, who distinguished himself during the 17th century asan enthusiastic student, and who was a friend and contemporary