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Ba Zhi (Jingzu); Pa Chih (Ching-tsu); 巴祇 (敬祖)

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Ba Zhi (Jingzu) 巴祇 (敬祖)

Lived: Unknown

Biographies:
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Served: Han

An Inspector of Xu who held command against the Yellow Turbans, and reported on the excellent conduct of Zhao Yu.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Pa Chih (Ching-tsu)
Simplified Chinese: 巴只 (敬祖)
Pronunciation: Ba1 Zhi3 (Jing4zu3)

Birthplace: Unknown

Rank and Titles

Attendant Officer; Inspector of Yang; Inspector of Xu

Literary Appearances

Sanguozhi: Wei 8

Biography

Historic (Confirmed)

As an Attendant Officer in his province he refused to allow his wife and children to share his lodgings believing absolute honesty to be the best example given to the common people.

He was also a very generous man, and while he served as Inspector of Yang province in the early AD 180s he gave away so much that he had nothing left of his salary. He once repaired his hat with glue and refused to light candles, sitting in the darkness, so his friends and clients would not take notice.

In AD 184 he served as Inspector of Xu and held command against the Yellow Turbans. He reported the excellent conduct of the local leader Zhao Yu. (1)

1) de Crespigny, Rafe: A Bibliographical Dictionary of the Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (AD 23–220)

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May 13, 2014