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Yangshe Fu 羊舌鮒

Oct 25, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald

Yangshe Fu 羊舌鮒 (died 528), courtesy name Shuyu 叔魚, 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 Yangshe 羊舌.

He was a son of Yangshe Zhi 羊舌職 and served as a military commander of the town of Zhunan 邾南. He adopted the title of minister of war (sima 司馬), penetrated into the territory of Wei 衛 and claimed a ransom from this small state.

There was a territorial conflict between the Marquis of Xing 邢 who was a grand master (dafu 大夫) under the Duke of Jin, and the nobleman Yongzi 雍子. Yangshe Fu, ordered to mediate and to settle the dispute, kidnapped a daughter of Yongzi and charged the Marquis of Xing with the abduction. The Marquis thereupon killed Yangshe Fu and Yongzi during a court audience.

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, 408.