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A Chinese Biographical Dictionary 125

B.C. 2698, and the reputed founder of the art of healing.

312 Ch'i-su-lê Died A.D. 1729. A Manchu of the Plain White Banner. He began his career in the Board of Astronomy, bat was soon transferred to the Yang-ting river works; and after a year as Judge of Shantung with charge of the Grand Canal, he became in 1724 Director-General of the Yellow River, a post in which he laboured with great success until his death. In 1728 he cleared the Woosung bar. Canonised as ^ ^ , and included in the Temple of Worthies.

313 Ch'i-tiao K'ai (T. ^ 1 and ^ ^ and ^ >(||). Bom B.C. 541. One of the disciples of Confucius. He declined to take office, on the ground that he was not sufficiently prepared by study.

Ch'i Wang. See Shih Ch'ung-kuei.

314 Chia Ch'ang-ch'ao A.D. 998-1065. A descendant of ^ j^ Chia Wei, one of the historians of the Chin dynasty, and a distinguished writer on philology. He graduated as chin ahih in 1017, and in 1043 he became a Minister of State; but his constant wrangles with ^ ^ Wu Yii led to his dismissal to a provincial post. On the accession of the Emperor Mo Tsung he was made Governor of FSng-hsiang in Shensi, and ennobled as Dake. Canonised as ^ 7C .

315 Chia Chien . 5th cent. A.D. A famous archer, who at the age of sixty would place a cow at a distance of 100 paces and with one arrow graze its back, while with a second he grazed its belly.

316 Chia Chih (T. 4^!/ %y A.D. 718-772. A native of Lo- yang. Official and poet under the T'aog dynasty. Was banished to Yo-chou in Hunan, and there some of his finest poems were composed. Restored to favour he rose to be Vice President of the Board of Bites, and filled other high offices. Canonised as ^.