Synonyms for zhiji or Related words with zhiji
Examples of "zhiji"
Like both Pipa Jing and Daji,
Jing is one of three specters under Nu Wa. In appearance,
Jing wore a large red robe, a silk sash around her slim waist, and small red linen shoes. She also possessed beautiful eyes like that of an autumn lake. Once Daji headed to the tomb of the Yellow Emperor to retrieve
Jing - along with her other fox cohorts -
Jing would be shown for the first time.
was made Deputy minister of the Left (左僕射) and went to the North with Huaji. They were obstructed by Wang Shichong's, Li Yuan's, Li Mi's and other forces. Huaji then poisoned Yang Hao and made his base Weixian, declared himself the Emperor of Xu (許帝). He appointed his allies officials, and
the King of Qi (齐王).
Daji had intended to bring her friends to a banquet disguised as heavenly maidens to trick the king. Once the true forms of
Jing and her allies were revealed to Vice Prime Minister Bi Gan, and each specter returned to their original layer, Huang Feihu would set out and turn their home into flames; a resolution that killed every specter except Splendor herself. Following this event, Daji would return to the tomb of the Yellow Emperor and find her sister,
Jing, the only survivor. However, she would head back to Zhaoge with Daji disguised as an even more beautiful woman. While disguised as a woman,
Jing would play along with her sister's scheme by spending some personal time with King Zhou. In short time,
Jing would decide to stay with the king at Zhaoge instead of living in the mountains as previously.
Stephen W. Durrant calls Liu
"one of ancient China's most critical and brilliant readers" ("The Cloudy Mirror", 71-72: Liu is quoted criticizing Sima Qian's style for verbosity and deliberately setting apart the chronologically close accounts).
In 616, after Shu's death, Emperor Yang made Yuwen Huaji protector-general of the right camp (右屯衛将軍) and
supervisor of indequity (将作少監).
In spring 618, with the Sui state engulfed in various rebellions, Yang Hao was with Emperor Yang at Jiangdu (江都, in modern Yangzhou, Jiangsu), when a coup led by the general Yuwen Huaji (Yuwen Shu's son) killed Emperor Yang. The coup leaders also killed many of Emperor Yang's relatives and high-level officials. However, as Yang Hao was friendly with Yuwen Huaji's brother Yuwen
persuaded Yuwen Huaji to spare Yang Hao, and subsequently, Yang Hao was declared emperor by an edict issued in the name of Emperor Yang's wife Empress Xiao, although Yuwen Huaji wielded actual powers, as regent.
The "Shitong" (史通) was the first Chinese work about historiography. It was compiled by Liu
between 708 and 710 AD. The book describes the general pattern of the official dynastic histories with regard to the structure, method, arrangement, sequence, caption, and commentary dating back to the Warring States period.
Jing (Chinese: 九头雉鸡精; Pinyin: Jiǔtóu Zhìjī Jīng; roughly "Nine Pheasant Splendor") is a yaojing, changed from a pheasant with nine heads. She is a character featured within the famed classic Chinese novel "Investiture of the Gods".
Soon thereafter, seeing that Emperor Yang wanted to go back to Jiangdu, the capital of Yang Province, Yuwen formally suggested that he does so, and Emperor Yang agreed. Yuwen followed Emperor Yang there, and became ill at Jiangdu. He died in winter 616. Pursuant to his dying wishes, Emperor Yang pardoned Yuwen Huaji and Yuwen
, returning them to governmental service.
The Shitong () is the first Chinese-language work about historiography compiled by Liu
between 708 and 710. The book describes the general pattern of the past official dynastic historiography on structure, method, order of arrangement, sequence, caption and commentary back to the pre-Qin era.
The Zhengdian () was a 35-volume Chinese political treatise in historical form which was written approximately in 742 by Liu Zhi, son of esteemed historical critic Liu
. The book did not survive, but it was further expanded and borrowed by Du You in his "Tongdian".
Liu Zhi (, fl. 8th century), courtesy name Zuoqing (柞卿), was a Chinese historian and author of the "Zhengdian". He was the fourth son of Liu
, little is known about his life, other than he was an official during the reign of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang and had been deposed on several occasions until the times of Emperor Suzong of Tang before his death.
In 607, while Emperor Yang was conducting a tour of the northern border, he arrived at Yulin Commandery (榆林, roughly modern Yulin, Shaanxi). Yuwen Shu's sons Yuwen Huaji and Yuwen
(宇文智及), who were mid-level officials in Emperor Yang's government, secretly conducted forbidden trade with Tujue. Emperor Yang was incensed and ordered that they be executed, but at the last minute spared them, formally awarding them to their father as slaves.
In spring 618, Yuwen Huaji and Yuwen
, along with a number of high-level officers in Emperor Yang's elite Xiaoguo Army (驍果), were plotting a coup, but they, fearing that Yuwen Shiji, as Emperor Yang's son-in-law, would reveal the plot, did not reveal the plot to Yuwen Shiji. They soon launched the coup and killed Emperor Yang, declaring Emperor Yang's nephew Yang Hao the Prince of Qin emperor.
In 616, with the northern empire engulfed in agrarian rebellions, Emperor Yang, at Yuwen Shu's suggestion, went to Jiangdu (江都, in modern Yangzhou, Jiangsu). Yuwen Shu and his sons followed Emperor Yang there, and in winter 616, Yuwen Shu died. Emperor Yang, remembering Yuwen Shu's contributions to him, made Yuwen Huaji a general and returned his brother Yuwen
to office as well. He also allowed Yuwen Huaji to inherit Yuwen Shu's title of Duke of Xu.
() (661–721), courtesy name Zixuan (子玄), was a Chinese historian and author of the "Shitong" born in present-day Xuzhou, Jiangsu during the Tang Dynasty. Liu's father Liu Zangqi and elder brother Liu Zhirou were officials, famous for their literary compositions. He received his Imperial Examination degree in 680, and began working on several compilations with others in the court in 699. In 708, he decided to resign himself and started compiling the "Shitong".
After Yuwen Huaji reached Wei (魏縣, in modern Handan, Hebei), his close associate Zhang Kai (張愷), who had previously helped him suppress Sima's plot, plotted against him. Yuwen Huaji discovered the plot and executed Zhang and his co-conspirators, but by this point was growing increasingly despondent over the increasing desertions from his rank. He and his brothers often feasted and wept at the feast, and he and Yuwen
blamed each other for the plot. Yuwen Huaji, believing that defeat was near, wanted to take imperial title. In fall 618, he therefore poisoned Yang Hao to death and declared himself emperor of the state of Xu.
(宇文智及, pinyin: Yǔwén Zhìjí) was a Chinese military officer under the Sui dynasty. He was the son of Yuwen Shu, the Duke of Xu. He was the younger brother of Yuwen Huaji and older brother of Yuwen Huiji (宇文惠及). He had another younger half-brother Yuwen Shiji. His ancestors were from Xiongnu descent with the surname Pòyětóu (破野头). The Poyetous later were naturalized to Xianbei ethnicity and changed their surname to Yuwen (宇文).
It is not known when Yuwen Shiji was born. He was a son of the Sui Dynasty general and official Yuwen Shu, and he had at least two older brothers, Yuwen Huaji and Yuwen
(宇文智及). During the reign of Sui's founder Emperor Wen, Yuwen Shiji was, on account of his father's contributions to Sui, created the Duke of Xincheng County (新城县公). On one occasion, Emperor Wen took Yuwen Shiji into his bedroom to converse with him privately, and he was impressed by Yuwen Shiji sufficiently that he gave his granddaughter the Princess Nanyang (南陽公主) (the daughter of his son Yang Guang the Crown Prince, later Emperor Yang who was killed by Yuwen Huaji in a coup) to Yuwen Shiji in marriage. They had one son, Yuwen Chanshi (宇文禪師). Because he married a princess, he looked down at his brother Yuwen
, but appeared to have a cordial relationship with Yuwen Huaji.
Yuwen Chengdu is based on Yuwen Chengji (宇文承基）， the son of Yuwen Huaji in real history. However, in the real history, Yuwen Chengji would just be a nobody without his father. After the military rebellion, Yuwen Chengji was killed by Dou Jiande (窦建德） along with his father Yuwen Huaji, uncle Yuwen
(宇文智及）， and younger brother Yuwen Chengzhi (宇文承趾），the archetype of Yuwen Chenglong (宇文成龙） in the novel. The only survivor of his family, Yuwen Shiji (宇文士及）, eventually became a top officer in Tang Dynasty.
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