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he transferred his capital from Pien-chou to Lo-yang, and there he was murdered by his eldest son -^ ^ ]^ Ghu Tn-kuei, lest his own claim to the throne should be set aside in fayonr of an adopted son who happened to haye a loyely wife. He was a most licentioos man, and is said to haye had incestnoas relations with his eight daughters-in-law. He is sometimes spoken of as ^ Li Ch'tLan-chung, Li being the surname of the House of T^ang. Canonised as "^ jj^ .
476 Chu Wên-lao (T. I^H- H. ggj||). 18th cent. A.D. A natiye of Wu-chin in Eiangsu, who gained great reputation as a painter under the reign of the Emperor Ch'ien Lang. His painting in water-colours of the hundred horses famous in Chinese history was a wonderful work of art, being one hundred and thirty-two feet in length by seyenty-three feet in breadth. For this chef cTcBuvre he was rewarded with an official appointment in his natiye proyince, and also with an honorary degree.
477 Chu Yu-chên . Died A.D. 923. Son of Chu W6n, whom he succeeded as second Emperor of the Later Liang dynasty. He killed his elder brother and placed himself upon the throne, changing his name to f^ T4en. But he was ultimately oyerpowered by Li Ts'un-hsfl, and perished in the flames of his palace to which he himself had set fire. Known in history as
478 Chu Yu-chien . Died A.D. 1644. Brother of Chu Ya-chiao, whom he succeeded in 1627 as sixteenth and last Smperor of the Ming dynasty. The eunuchs were promptly put down, and an attempt made to reorganise the Goyernment and army. The regular annual deficit of oyer a million taels, apart from the Palace expenses, necessitated extra taxation; and this,joined with bad seasons, droye the north-west into reyolt. Tet