By Michael Loewe
It is a certain and conclusive reference paintings in regards to the 6,000 person women and men identified to us from China’s formative first empires. Over decennia Michael Loewe (Cambridge, united kingdom) has painstakingly accumulated all biographical info to be had. not just these are handled who set the literary types and highbrow historical past of conventional China, comparable to writers, students, historians and philosophers, but in addition these officers who administered the empire, and the army leaders who fought in civil war or with China’s neighbours. The paintings attracts on basic ancient assets as interpreted by way of chinese language, eastern and Western students and as supplemented by means of archaeological reveals and inscriptions. via devoting vast entries to every of the emperors the writer offers the reader with the mandatory old context and provides perception into the dynastic disputes and their far-reaching results. No similar paintings exists for this significant interval of chinese language heritage. with out exaggeration a true needs to for historians of either China and different cultures.
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HS 27B (2), p. 1416; 97B, p. 3990 Cao Hong • ^ As a descendant in the tenth generation of Cao Shen 0 , Cao Hong succeeded as noble of Pingyang zp ^ in AD 26. — HS 16, p. 532 Cao Jing iW see under Su Zhang t^r Cao Jiu * As the official who was in charge of one of Qin's prisons, Cao Jiu contrived to have a charge of murder that had been brought against Xiang Liang JJj ^ dropped, and for that reason ingratiated himself with the Xiang family. In 203 Xiang Yu jj| ^ ordered him, as Marshal of State (Da Sima W] Hj,) and the bearer of a noble's title, to keep a watch on Chenggao jjg where Liu Bang glj £|5, somewhat wounded, had taken refuge, and to prevent him from moving east.
531 Cao Kuang f g As a descendant in the eleventh generation of Cao Shen • 0 , Cao Kuang succeeded as noble of Pingyang zp |5|§ at a date after AD 26, and is recorded as holding that title at the time when Han shu chapter 16 was compiled. — HS 16, p. 532 Cao Liang * ig As Imperial Messenger (Yezhe fjg ;g), shortly before 122 Cao Liang reported to Wu Pi ifi M on the clarity with which Wei Qing , General-in-Chief, was accustomed to give his orders, his bravery in advancing into battle in front of his men and his care in providing them with rest and water.
J) in 88. — HS 19B, p. 790 C Cai Bifang |§ ^ f j succeeded as fourth noble of Fan *ji in 127. Charged with thefit with violence in 113, he was sentenced to hard labour, with the closure of the nobility. —SJ 19, p. 997; HS 16, p. 625 Cai Cheng see Cai Rong |j | jg Cai Ci H In 209 Chen Sheng fsjji appointed Cai Ci to be Chancellor o f State (Xiangguo |jg) of the newly restored kingdom of Chu. When Wu Chen g ; g , defecting from Chen Sheng's cause, estab lished himself as king of Zhao, Cai Ci persuaded Chen Sheng to refrain from eliminating his family and to attempt to treat with him.
A Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han and Xin Periods (221 BC - AD 24) by Michael Loewe