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Chulizi 樗里子

Dec 2, 2010 © Ulrich Theobald

Chulizi 樗里子 (d. 300 BCE), also written 㯉里子, was a high minister in the state of Qin 秦 during the Warring States period 戰國 (5th cent-221 BCE). His personal name was Ying Ji 嬴疾, and he was a half-brother of King Huiwen 秦惠文王 (r. 337-311 BCE). Chuli 樗里 is the name of his estate.

Ying Ji held the post of Left Militia General (zuo shuzhang 左庶長). For his military success he was granted the title of Lord of Yan 嚴君. Under King Wu 秦武王 (r. 310-307), he served as right Counsellor-in-chief. He played an important role in the downputting of internal unrest and thus secured the throne of King Zhaoxiang 秦昭襄王 (r. 306-251). Because of his wits and intelligent advisory work he was also called zhinang 智囊 "Bag of Wisdom".

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