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Qi Ying 祁盈

Oct 25, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald

Qi Ying 祁盈 (died 514 BCE), personal name Ji Ying 姬盈, was a nobleman in the state of Jin 晉 during the Spring and Autumn period 春秋 (770-5th cent. BCE) and a member of the house of Qi 祁.

He was a son of Qi Wu 祁午 and a grandson of Qi Xi 祁奚 and served Duke Qing of Jin 晉頃公 (r. 526-512) as a grand master (dafu 大夫). He was entrusted with the arrestation of his retainers Qi Sheng 祁勝 and Wu Zang 鄔臧 who were charged with licentious behaviour (exchanging their wives) and rebellion. Yet Qi Sheng bribed the chief minister Xun Li 荀躒 so that in turn Qi Ying was accused. A servant of Qi Ying killed the two traitors but he could not prevent the execution of Qi Ying and the extinction of the house of Qi.

Zhang Huizhi 張撝之, Shen Qiwei 沈起煒, Liu Dezhong 劉德重, ed. (1999). Zhongguo lidai renming da cidian 中國歷代人名大辭典 (Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe), Vol. 1, 607, 735.