Chinese Wiki Translations of People of Jin

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Re: Chinese Wiki Translations of People of Jin

Unread postby Tarrot » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:06 am

http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%8F%B8% ... 7%8E%8B%29

Sima Huang (? - 296), zi Ziming, from Wenxian in Henei, Sizhou (modern-day Wenxian in Henan), a Jin member of the imperial clan, and 5th son of Sima Fu. He was named filial and incorrupt, was a modest scholar, such that he's recieve praise from the imperial clan. He would reach the rank of Sikong.

Whole Life

In the Wey dynasty he was named Wushi Pavilion Marquis, and would be named Huangmen Shilang, and also would be named Baron of Xi-an, and would be named administrator of Dongguan. Sima Yan would become Emperor, and he'd name Sima Hang as King of Xia Pi, givting him tribute of food from 5,176 households, and in 266 would be granted a state. Later he'd be named Changshui Xiaowei and Nanzhong Langjiang. In 273 Sima Guang would be named "Clear and just, his style clearly understood, and in dealing with politics, he has civil and military knowledge." He would give him a Shichijie, and Dudu of Ningzhou and Yizhou and commander of all military affairs. Anxi Jiangjun, and Ling Yizhou Provisional Governor. Sima Huang because of illness wouldn't take office, and as a result would be named Shangshu, later transferred to You Pushe. Later he'd be named Zhendong Jiangjun, Dudu of Qing and Xuzhou military affairs.

In 290, Sima Zhong would ascend, and Sima Huang would be named Cheji Jiangjun, and Sanji Changshi. In 291, Jia Nanfeng would conspire against Yang Jun, and named Sima Huang Linghu Jun in charge of troops in the East Gate. After Yang Jun was assasinated he was named Shangshu Ling. He'd later be named Sikong, as well as Shizhong, while still Shangshu Ling. In 296 he'd die, and be posthumously named Taifu, with the posthumous title of Worthy King of Xiapi.
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Re: Chinese Wiki Translations of People of Jin

Unread postby capnnerefir » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:38 am

Well, Sima Huang certainly did well for himself.
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Re: Chinese Wiki Translations of People of Jin

Unread postby Tarrot » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:25 am

Yue Guang http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%A8%82%E5%BB%A3

Yue Guang (? - 304), zi Yanfu, from Yuyang in Nanyang, a Jin official, he'd reach the position of Shangshu Ling, and at that time he'd be very popular, and would also be known as Yue Ling. During the war of the Eight Princes, Yue Guang had fear that Sima Yi held doubts he'd betray him for Sima Ying, and would die of worry.

Whole Life

His father Yue Fang (assuming this is the one in the Encyclopedia who attacks Zhuge Ke) would die when he was young, so he'd grow up poor and lonely, and would move to Shanyang, and due to being of a humble family and having no money no one would know of him. Later Pei Kai would as Yue Guang to chat with him, and after a night of conversation he'd think very highly of him, and Pei Kai felt his words were inferior to Yue Guang. At that time the Jingzhou provisional governor Wang Rong would praise Yue Guang and Xiahou Xuan and would nominate them for the imperial exam, and Pei Kai would recommend Yue Guang to the Taiwei Jia Chong, so Jia Chong would name Yue Guang as Taiwei Lang, and later transfer him to Taisi Sheren. At that time Yue Guang would get the praise of the scholars Wei Guang and Wang Yan, such that Wei Guan would send his children to visit Yue Guang.

Yue Guang would later be named Yuancheng Xianling, and after would be named Zhongshu Shilang, and later named Taizi Zhong Shuzi, and would successively be named Shizhong and Henan Yin. In 299, Jia Nanfeng would depose Sima Yu as Crown Prince, and the next year would be taken to Xuchang and be ordered to stay in the palace and that no one could throw him a going away party. However Jiang Tong (too late), and Pan Tao would violate the prohibitoin and throw him a going away party, and by chang the Sili Xiaowei Man Feng would order people to imprison them, but Yue Guang would order that in this case he would take custody of them and release hem. At that time the people were concerned for Yue Guang, but because Sun Yan would tell Jia Mi that if he were to go imprison Sun Guang, it would manifest in benevolence to Sima Yu, so Jia Mi would listen, and Yue Guang wouldn't commit a crime. The Houzhao King Sima Lun in 301 would sieze the throne, so Yue Guang and Man Feng with Cui Sui would confer the seal on Sima Lun.

Yue Guang later would be Libu Shangshu, Shangshu Zuo Pushe, and in 301 Sima Yao would be named Shang Shu Zuo Pushe, and Yue Guang would be transferred to Shangshu You Pushe, and Libu. Later he'd replace the Situ Wang Rong as Shangshu Ling.

The King of Chengdu Sima Ying with the king of Hejian Sima Yong would attack the Changsha King Sima Yi, and besiege Luoyang, and because Yue Guang's children were the King of Chengdu's concubine, therefore the court expected Yue Guang to be slandered. Sima Yi would also as Yue Guang, but Yue Guang's expression wouldn't change, saying "How could I throw away the lives of my five kids for the sake of my one daughter?" It meant that it wasn't possible that because his daughter was with Sima Ying, that he'd accept 5 people being killed by Sima Yi. However, Sima Yi would still have his doubts, and Yue Gong would die of worry in 304.

Personality Characteristics:

- Yue Guang was bland and frugal, he had vision and had no indulgences or desires, and no desire to strive against people for power.

- Yue Guang was skilled at discussion of Qingtan, and was able to convince people with only a few words, there was a guest who asked Yue Guang about the "Zhuangzi"'s "Jibuzhi" idea (unable to reach), and Yue Guang was puzzled by the words, so he immediately took a rod and started beating a table saying "Haven't reached?" and the guest said "reached." Yue Guang lifted his stick and said "If I'm able to reach, where'd I go?" The guest was thus convinced. (I don't know) Additionally, when Yue Guang didn't know what to do, he'd go silent and not speak. Addtionally towards Wang Cheng, and Huwu Fuzhi he would ignore them such that he'd talk Qingtan while naked which was objected toward, so he'd laugh and say "The famous saints possessed a happy place inside theirself, why should I be concerned?"

- When Yue Guang would come to power in his area, he wouldn't talk about his accomplishments or deeds, and it would only be when he'd leave that people would miss him.

- When Yue Guang would talk about people, he'd always talk about their good points, and their weak points even if he didn't speak of them would be clear. When people had faults, Yue Guang would be lenient with them, and let their good and bad points manifest by itself.

- Yue Guang and Wang Yan were both attentive to popular matters, at that time they'd attach a high importance to their reputation, and when discussing distinguished people, they would both be held highly.

Anecdotes

- Yue Guang would be named Henan Yin, he planned to resign, as he felt his writings were not good enough, so he asked Pan Yue to write something for him. At that time Yue Guang had wrote 200 sentences recounting his own ambitions, and Pan Yue would write it and be well-known. At that time the people said "If Yue Guang only didn't make use of Pan Yue's writings, Pan Yue wouldn't make use of Yue Guang's ideals, and they wouldn't achieve their great goals.

- Because the the Henan Yin's residence was said to have demons that would vanish, the previous Henan Yin's refused to live in that building, however Yue Guang had no fear of living there. Once Yue Guang's door would open by itself, and the people beside him were scared, but Yue Guang remained calm. Yue Guang saw that there was a hole in the wall, so he'd order people to dig open the wall, and would capture a Limao (some sort of leopard/raccoon) and kill it, and there'd be no more incidents of ghosts or demons.

- Once, Yue Guang discovered that a guest hadn't came to his home for a long time, he asked him why, and the guest replied "Previously when you went anywhere, I needed to hold your wine for you to drink, and when you wanted to drink I saw a snake in the cup, and and I grew upset, and after you drank it I grew ill." At that time the Henan Ying saw that the wall had a decoration on it, which looked like a snake, and Yue Guang thought that the snake was really the reflection in the water. Yue Guang would ask said guest to come to his house to look at it, and asked him to place the cup where it was previously, and the guest again saw the snake. Yue Guang told the guest of the story, and the guest after hearing the story wouldn't be afraid anymore, and his illness would be cured.

*Note: Pulled from Baidu

膏肓之疾
在衛瓘的孫子衛玠還小的時候,曾經問樂廣什麼是夢。樂廣說夢來源於想。衛玠說:「從來沒有見過的、接觸過的東西,我們卻夢到了,怎麼是想的結果呢!」樂廣說:「這才是我們所說的因由啊!我們從來不會夢見我們駕著車進入老鼠洞,或者把鐵棍搗碎吃下去,這就是我們從來沒想過這樣的事,沒有個因由入夢。」衛玠為瞭解開這個謎團苦苦思考了一個多月,也沒明白,結果還得了病,樂廣聽說了,趕緊去為衛玠條分縷析,衛玠的病很快就好了。樂廣出門讚歎說:「這孩子的胸懷裡看來是沒有不可治療的病啊!」


Heart Pains

When Wei Guang's grandson Wei Jie was young, he would ask Yue Guang what was a dream, and he replied dreams originated in thoughts. Wei Jie said "If you've never experienced anything, or come in contact with anything, we would still dream, so how can it originate from thoughts?" Yue Guang said "This is what we call a reason. We've never dreamed of riding into a mouse hole, or of using an iron rod to smash food down our stomach, these are things we've never thoughts of, so there's no reason to dream of it." Wei Jie toward this realization would ponder the meaning for over a month, and had no reply, such that he'd grow ill, Yue Guang would hear of this, and quickly went to talk with Wei Jie, and Wei Jie's illness would quickly recover. Yue Guang would praise him saying "This grandson's bosom doesn't have an untreatable illness."

*Note: He interacts with Xiahou Xuan when he's 8 years old, putting his birthdate at the earliest 246, so he should be in Dong.
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Re: Chinese Wiki Translations of People of Jin

Unread postby Jordan » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:59 pm

capnnerefir wrote:Well, Sima Huang certainly did well for himself.


He died at a good time, which is another way of saying he didn't live through a bad time.
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Re: Chinese Wiki Translations of People of Jin

Unread postby Tarrot » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:53 am

Sun Chu http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%AD%99% ... 6%99%8B%29

Sun Chu (? - 293), zi Zijing, from the middle part of Taiyuan (modern-day the north-west part of Pingyao county in Shangxi province), a person from Jin.

He was born to an official family, his grandfather Sun Zi was a Piaoji Jiangjun in Wei. His father Sun Hong was the governor of Nanyang. He's recorded as saying "His ability is elegant and unsurpassed, he'd stand out in a group." In his youth he wanted to live in seclusion, and would say to Wang Ji "How I'd like to live a hermit's life." but ended up saying "How I'd like to gargle a stone and use the river as a pillow." (what happens when you change one Chinese word). Wang Ji replied "Could it flow to your pillow, the stone you gargled with?" Sun Chu would say "So it can flow to the pillow, I'd use it to wash my ear; So I can gargle a stone, I'd want to grind my teeth." In the capacity of Wang Ji's "accusation" Sun Chu was "The heavens ability is brave and whimsical, it can't reveal those who stand out." Because of the Zhendong Jiangjun Shi Bao, he would join the army. Sima Zhong would name him Governor of Feng Yi. In 293 he'd pas away, leaving behind 6 juan of work.

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Baidu for later: http://baike.baidu.com/subview/232907/6954689.htm

Picking up from what's on wiki:

When he was 40, he'd be named Zhuzuo Lang and join the Zhendong Junshi. When Wei fel, he was around 40 years old, and would join the army due to the Zhendong Jianjin Shi Bao, and would later be named the King of Fufueng Sima Jun's Zhengxi Canjun, and Sima Yan would name him Fengyi Administrator. He'd die around 70 years old. Liu Yiqing would record in the "Shishuo Xinyu"things he excelled in. In the "Suishu: Jingshi zhi", there'd be the "Sunchu Ji" collection of 12 juan, which is lost to day. The Ming's Zhang Bo in his "Han Wei 6 courts 300 people collection" would compile the "Sun Fengyi Ji."

Since the Han dynasty, the Sun clan was very important. Sun Chu's grandfather was the Wei Zhongshu Ling Sun Zi, who when he resigned would be named Piaoji Jiangjun. His father Sun Hong would be named Nanyang Governor. Sun Chu from his youth would surpass people, but because he'd rely on his ability, he would grow arrogant and not go with others, so he wouldn't be popular in his home town. Due to the Jiuping Zhongzhengzhi which would select the best people, in his younger years he would only spend his time in the country. When he was about 40 years old, because the Zhengdong Jiangjun Shi Bao was there he'd join the military camp. Not long after, he'd enter the court, be named Zuozhulang, and Fuzhu Xiushi. After the Jingyuan years of Cao Huan, Shi Bao would be named Paioji Jiangjun, and Sun Chu would return to Shi Bao's military camp to serve him. Because his responsibilities and talent, he'd often look down on his military boses, and would often say words which would offend Shi Bao. Shi Chang would retaliate against him, sending a letter to the court, saying he mocked the government. Sun Chu grew aware, and immediately sent a letter disputing this. After a period of time, the two men's relationship would become strained. At that time, Sun Chu would with his countrymen, the Shangshu Guo Yi, would have disputes, would cause people in the court to have disputes with him. The Emperor Sima Yan although in the memorials would find him having not committed crimes, he would still blame him for it, so he'd just ignore him, and for several years he'd have no official positions.

In Sima Yan's taishi, he'd name Sima Jun as the King of Fufueng. Because Sun Chu was close with Sima Jun, he'd go to Sima Jun and join up with him. After that he'd be named Guoxian Ling, and later named court Jingjun Sima. When Sima Zhong ascended, Sun Chu was named Administrator of Fengyi, and would die in that position.

Sun Chu's official career was bumpy and uneven, but he would surpass people with his ability, and would leave behind poetry for later people, as well as letters, and research would provide information about him. Sun Chu's work in the Nanchaoliang period, would be complied into an anthology, which would be the "Suishu: Jingji Zhi", which would be 6 juan. The Qing's Yan Kejun would compile in the "Entire history from the Qin to the six dynasties", which would include 17 pian of his work, and additionally, memorials and letters.

It can be said, that this kind of thought, that it permeated his whole life. In his "Didufu" (Poem of a lone tree) of 1 pian, he'd say "Everything you gain is useless, so it is precious; If you gain wealth, you will be __." (the Baidu page has a mistake there), and would fiercely attack the clique system, believing that the high ranking nobility, all were useless disciples, and that the poor people were really the useful ones, but were the ones who suffered. In another essay, "Lunqiucai" (Discussion of obtaining talent), he'd directly criticize the system saying "If a person's able to pass the imperial test and answer five questions suitably, but the Xiaolian you only need to answer one to pass through, even a worm could pass through it, why shut down their meritorious work? To get those of talent, the disciples must be void of speech." From these words, its easy to understand why his career had so many issues, and why it took him a long time to succeed.

In spite of Sun Chu's issues with his career, he would not seek to escape reality, and he'd maintain an optimistic attitude. In his poetic works, there'd be very little pessimism, and it'd be full of the joy of life and rousing vigor. His "Dengloufu" (To ascend a house) would describe Changan and its surroundings. He'd say "The livestock hum and his on the street, the people in the boat drum their oars and sing. The barracks are aligned, arranged across the land, the commoners are in the field, and there are merchants everywhere", and when discussing the fields of Changan and the people inside it, it'd be like experiencing it with your own eyes, as lifelike as could be. His expression toward the warmth of life would show off his path of realism.

Sun Chu's farewell from life would still be one of vigor and energy. In his "Zhengxi Guanshu Songyu Zhiyanghou Zuoshiyishou" (Journey westward... not sure how to properly translate this), he'd say "Heaven and earth is my furnace, all living things are small. The enlightened approach Daguan, and prohibit hardship in the morn." This would express his lack of anxiety toward death, and it'd be used to comfort people deeply. He loved language and literature.

Sun Chu in his early years would have good relations with Wang Ji. Wang Ji completely appreciated his talent, and would appraise him saying "He's a genius with much ability, and will stand out in a crowd. His "Chufufushi" (Poem on getting rid of women's clothes), he'd first give to Wang Ji, and after Wang Ji looked at it he'd sigh with sorrow, and say the poem was literature's emotion, emotion given birth into literature, and generally full of feeling and character, capable of moving people's hearts. He'd explain that his early poems had reached a point of being art, and explained that his poems would cause feelings to be expressed, and not moan about nonsense. Although he wouldn't rise to the top of the Wei-Jin literary circles, his literature would spread over a long time.

Note: Finally done with him, would've did it yesterday but got extremely tired trying to translate.

Note to Dong: Baidu has his birthday as 218/221, uncertain which is which.
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Re: Chinese Wiki Translations of People of Jin

Unread postby Tarrot » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:59 pm

Been busy, finally getting back into a schedule so I can start these again. Zhang Han http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%BC%B5% ... 6%9C%9D%29

Zhang Han, zi Jiying, from Wu county in Wu (modern-day Suzhou in Jiangsu), a Jin scholar.

Zhang Han's father was the Wu Da Honglu Zhang Yan. His personality was that of a self-indulgent person with no restraint, and he was seen by the locals as the same as Ruan Ji, so they'd address him as the "Jiangdong Foot soldier." He Xun of Huiji was enlisted to go to Luoyang, and he'd previously in Wu gotten acquainted with Zhang Han, so when Zhang Han heard he was leaving, he said "I've also got affairs in the capital." and without informing any of his family, went to Luoyang with He Xun.

In 301, the King of Qi Sima Jiong would hold power, and name Zhang Han as the Da Sima's Dongcao Yuan. Zhang Han would inform his friend Gu Rong (add) saying "All the lands today are in turmoil, and there's no halt to the chaos. Your reputation is know to the four seas, and withdrawing from political circles is quite difficult. I was initially born in Shanlin, and society never held expectations of me. Can you in a sagacious manner come up with a plan to move forward or fall back?" Gu Rong would grip his hand mournfully and say "I really want to go with you to Nanshan to pluck flowers, and drink the water of the Sanjiang."

In 302, Zhang Han would feel the autumn wind, and would recall Wu county's mushrooms, Chungeng (a kind of edible water plant made into soup), and chopped bass and would say "With the life of a noble, how can the officials be restrained for thousands of miles, and become famous for their nobility?" From this he'd compose a song: "As the Autumn winds blow in the capital, the Wu bass grow fat. Three thousand li away I haven't returned to my family, how I regret I can't grieve to the heavens." He would then resign his post and go home, and this would give rise to the phrase "Lukuaichungeng." Not long after, Sima Jiong would be defeated, so Zhang Han would be saved from misfortune, and people would see his resignation from office as fortuitous timing. There'd be people who would ask him "You could spend a whole life happy, did you ever consider living a life with a famous reputation?" Zhang Han would reply "My reputation when I'm dead doesn't compare to a cup of wine." And the comoners would understand his desires. He'd die at 57 years old.

He once composed the "Shouqiufu", which has been mostly lost. His poetry would be included in the "Zhaoming Wenxuan", "Xianqin Han Wei Jin Nanbeichao Shi", and "Quanshanggu Sandai Qin Han Sanguo Liuchao Wen." The Tang's Li Bai's poetry would often bring up Zhang Han, in his "Song Zhang Sheren zhi Jiangdong", "Xinglunan" and "Quanling song Zhang Shiyi zai You Dongwu."

Zhang Han would be good friends with Gu Rong, and in 312, when Gu Rong died, Zhang Han would be greatly distressed, and would play numerous songs on his Qin, and later would console his Qin saying "I don't know if Gu Yanxian can hear me at this point." and would weep bitterly without stopping.
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Re: Chinese Wiki Translations of People of Jin

Unread postby Tarrot » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:04 pm

Barely in the time period, Gu Rong http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%A1%A7%E6%A6%AE

Gu Rong (? - 312), zi Yanxian, from Wu county in Wu (modern-day Suzhou in Jiangsu), he was born to a famous family in Jiangnan, with the Prime Minister Gu Yong his grandfather, and his father Gu Mu was a Wu governor of Yidu. Gu Rong would enter office in Wu and Jin, and it was in the final years of Jin that he'd be in favor of crossing the Jiang to Jiangdong, under the emperor Sima Rui, and he'd also recommend a famous scholar to serve Sima Rui, and assist in setting up the Eastern Jin dynasty.

Whole LIfe

Gu Rong was clever and innately brilliant, and at 20 would enter office in Wu, being named Huangmen Shilang, and Taizi Fuyi Duwei. In 280, Jin would conquer Wu, Guo Rong, Lu Ji, and Lu Yun would all go to Luoyang, and they'd be named the Three Jun (Handsome/smart/talented, pick your translation), would be named Langzhong, and he'd be appointed Shangshu Lang, Taizi Zhong Sheren, and Tingwei Zheng.

War of the Eight Princes

In 300, the King of Zhao Sima Lun would depose Jia Nanfeng and take power, and the King of Runan Sima Yun would assault Sima Lun but be defeated, and killed by Sima Lun, with his underlings all being named Tingwei, and the generals all being killed. Gu Rong was fair with his punishment, such that many people were able to excuse fault and keep living. In 301, Sima Lun would name himself Emperor, Gu Rong would be named the Changshi of Sima Yun's son, the Dajiangjun Sima Qian.

The same year the King of Qi Sima Qiong would assault Sima Lun and be successful, and he'd be named Da Sima weilding political power, and name Gu Rong as Zhubu. Gu Rong saw Sima Qiong's weilding of power, and was afraid later Sima Qion would be overthrown and he'd be killed witn him, and was so scared that he harbored thoughts of suicide, so every day he'd get drunk, would ignore his public affairs, and would inform is friend Feng Xiong about these affairs. Feng Xiong would propose to Sima Jiong's Changshi Ge Yu transfering Gu Rong to Zhongshu Shilang. Gu Rong after getting this transfer stopped drinking, but was suspected by people what he did to get such a large promoton, so Gu Rong was again afraid of being investigated and started drinking again. In 302, Sima Qiong would be defated and killed by the King of Changsha Sima Yi, and Gu Rong because of putting down Ge Yu would earn merit and be named count of Jiaxing, and named Taizi Zhong Shuzi.

Sima Yi after taking out Sima Jiong would name himself Taiwei, and Gu Rong as Changshi. In 304, the King of Chengdu Sima Ying and the King of Hejian Sima Yong would attack and beat Sima Yi, and Sima Yong would be named Prime MInister, and Gu Rong would be named Congshi Zhonglang. The same year the King of Donghai Sima Yue and the Emperor Sima Zhong would attack but be defeated, and Sima Zhong would be sent to Yecheng, and Ru Rong would be name Shizhong, and was dispatched to visit the Emperor's tomb. However at the smae time Sima Yong's Bujiang Zhang Fang was in Luoyang, so Gu Rong was blocked and couldn't enter, and he'd flee to Chenliu. The same year Sima Zhong was threatened by Zhang Fang to flee to Changan, and he'd enlist Gu Rong as Sanji Changshi, but Gu Rong saw the central plains was in chaos, and Gu Rong was unwilling to answer and fled to Wu. The next year the King of Donghai Sima Yue would raise an army to welcome Sima Zhong to Luoyang, and he'd named Gu Rong was Junzi Jijiu.

Chaos in Jiangdong
In 305, the You Jiangjun Chen Min rebelled in Liyang, expelling the Lizhou provisional governor Liu Ji and the Administrator of Danyang Wang Kuang, intending to set up an independent regime in Jiangdong, and would hold a ceremony with heroes and scholars of Jiangdong, naming Gu Rong as You Jiangjun, Danyang Neishi, and additionally 40 other people were named as Jiangjun's and Junshous. However, Chen Min's ability was mediocre and he had no long-range vision, his punishments and politics having no order, so there would be a group of people in Jiangnan who wouldn't obey him, and with his children being indulgent and rioting in the area, they'd be viewed as a walking disaster. Gu Rong and Zhou Qi all along hadn't been loyal to Chen Min, so they were worried that following him would lead to issues. In 307, Gu Rong with others would get the Administrator of Lujiang Hua tan's letter, reprimanding them for recieving the positions of a rebel and working for him; Later when the capital would send troops to put down Guo Min, Gu Rong and others would feel ashamed for the scholars of the middle plains. Gu Rong because of his shame decied to rebel against Chen Min, and sent a report to the Zhengdong Dajiangjun Liu Zhun to dispatch troops to Linjiang, with him agreeing to work from the inside. Liu Zhun would send the Yangzhou Provisional Governor Liu Ji with troops to Liyang, Chen Min would send his brother Chen Chang and the Jangjun Qian Guang to Wujiang to resist Liu Ji. Zhou Qi would successfully cause Qian Guang to rebel against Chen Min, kill Chen Chang, and throttle the troops to Zhuque Bridge. After Chen Min became aware he sent his relative Gan Zhuo to lead troops to supress Qian Guang, but Gu Rong and Zhou Qi would convince Gan Zhuo to rebel; Gan Zhou had long respected Gu Rong, and he was concerned after Chen Chang's death, so he rebelled against Chen Min, and with Zhou Qi would attack Chen Min. Chen Min still had over 10,00 troops to attack Gan Zhuo, but Gan Zhuo's soldiers would say to the Chen Min army "Our army has the ability to kill Chen Min, with the rightous Gu Dayang and Zhou Anfu; today they're all distinguished, what can you do?" and they were successfully able to make Chen Min's troops waver, and Gu Rong would wave a white feather fan toward Chen Min, and Chen Min's army would be defeated, Chen Min would ride north by himself, but would be killed on the road. After putting down the rebellion, Gu Rong was named Shizhong, but after getting to Xuzhou would hear the north was in even more chaos, and he'd hesitate to go there, with Sima Yue writing a letter to the Xuzhou provisional Govenor Pei Dun, saying that if Gu Rong and others were to have hope, they'd need to be escorted by soldiers. Gu Rong and the others knew that ther was much fear, and immediately abandon their carts, and all return to their hometowns in Wu.

Helping to set up the Eastern Jin court

The same year, the Andong Jiangjun, and king of Langxie Sima Rui would move to Jian Ye, and Gu Rong was named Andong Junsi, Sanjichangshi, in order to get the favor of scholars and famous people of Jiangnan. Sima Rui would consult Gu Rong for anything related to politics. Gu Rong's would earn deeds as a Jiangnan scholar, and hold a high position, and as a result would get respect from all levels of society. Gu Rong would recommend Lu Ye, Gan Zhou, Yin Qingyuan, Yang Yanming, and Xie Xingyan among others to be appointed to positions, and Sima Rui would appoint each one.

In 312, Gu Rong would die in office, and Sima Rui was very sorrowful, posthumously naming him Shizhong, Piaoji Jiangjun, and rites equal to the excellencies, with a posthumous name of Yuan. In 317, Sima Rui would become Emperor of Jin, and confer Gu Rong a posthumous Dukedom, would find a state for him, and confer upon him food and households.

Anecdotes

- After the fall of Wu, Gu Rong would be appointed to office in Luoyang, and at the time he liked to drink, and would often say to his friend Zhang Han "Its only through wine you can forget your worries, but you can also fall ill." Zhang Fan would lament the chaos, noting it was difficult to ask a scholar like Gu Rong to retreat to protect himself, and would advise him to acknowledge what happened and to be cautious going forward, and Gu Rong would sigh and say "Me and my kids would also like to pluck the ferns of Nanshan, or drink the water of the Sanjiang", and he'd long to go back into seclusion.

- When Gu Rong was named the Changshi of Sima Lun's kid, he would once have a banquet with his colleagues, and he saw that the appearance of the attendant was not ordinary, and that he seemed to want to eat the meat that had been cooked, so Gu Rong cut off some of his meat to give to him. The people sitting with him asked why he acted that way, and Gu Rong said "How could you ever be around meat all day and never taste its flavor?" After Sima Lun was overthrown, Gu Rong and they were going to kill him, however by chance he'd meet that same attendant, who at the time was a Dushuai, who would ultimately save Gu Rong.

- Gu Rong was fond of playing the zither, and after he died, Zhang Han would weep, and when he'd go to bed would play numerous songs, and he'd sigh and say "Gu Yanxian, do you appreciate this sound?"
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Re: Chinese Wiki Translations of People of Jin

Unread postby capnnerefir » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:18 am

Damn, Gu Rong saw some serious shit. He was probably present for all of the serious political conflicts in Wu (the Crown Prince Affair, the regencies of Zhuge Ke, Sun Jun, and Sun Chen/Lin, Sun Hao's reign...). As I recall, two of his relatives (Gu Tan and Gu Chen - brothers of his, I believe) were exiled during the Crown Prince affair.

I'm actually kind of surprised he waited until the 300s to start drinking so heavily.
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Re: Chinese Wiki Translations of People of Jin

Unread postby Tarrot » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:10 pm

Last of I think the wiki bios, after which I'm going to revamp the link list, then start going through all the extra names for Baidu bios, and checking old short bios for the baidu bios as well. For now, Nie You http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%81%82%E5%8F%8B

Nie You, zi Wenti, from Xigan in Yuzhang in Wu (modern-day Xigan in Jiangxi), at the end of his life he'd be loyal to Wu.

He was recognized worthy by Yu Fan, who would recommend him to the Yuzhang governor Xie Fei's underling as a Gongcao.

In 241, he'd be recommended by Zhuge Ke to be the Governor of Zhuya, would follow Lu Kai on an expedition south to Daner (Hainan), and through these events it was said that "Nie You shot a deer", and he would return to be governor of Danyang.

In the second year of Jianxing, Zhuge Ke would make repeated assaults against Wei, which would be the second battle of Hefei. All the advisors would advise against it to no effect. Nie You and Zhuge Ke always were in line, and Nie You would write a letter admonishing Zhuge Ke, to which Ke replied "Although what you say has merit, you can't see the bigger picture, if you think about this more by yourself, you'll understand." He'd dispatch 20,000 men to Hefei, be defeated and return, and the people would lose their respect for Zhuge Ke.

Later, Zhuge Ke would be executed, and because of their relationship would harbor ill thoughts to Nie You. He would dispatch him to be Governor of Yulin, but he wouldn't take office as he'd die of worry, dieing at 33 years old.

*Note: Same Nie Yu as the one in the Encyclopedia, I'm guessing his surname is Yu instead of You.
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Re: Chinese Wiki Translations of People of Jin

Unread postby capnnerefir » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:18 am

That's a lot of biographies. I think we've all learned a lot from them.
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