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Li Ji; Li Chi; 李基

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Li Ji 李基

Lived: Unknown

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Served: Wei

Son of Li Tong who inherited his rank.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Li Chi
Simplified Chinese: 李基
Pronunciation: Li3 Ji1
Cantonese (Yale): Lei Gei
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Lei Gei

Birthplace: Unknown

Rank and Titles

“Gang” Marquis (or Firm Marquis; Inherited from Li Tong; C. AD 209); Gentleman General of the Centre Who Demonstrates Righteousness (c. AD 220)

Family and Relationships

Li Tong (Father); Li Xu (Older Brother)

Literary Appearances

Sanguozhi: Wei 18


Historic (Confirmed)

Li Ji was Li Tong’s youngest son. When Li Tong died of illness around c. AD 209 his fief was posthumously increased by 200 households from 400 households. Li Ji inherited his rank though he was described in an edict issued by Cao Pi (c. AD 220) as ‘mediocre in ability’. In that same edict, though, Cao Pi promoted Li Ji to the rank of Gentleman General of the Centre who Demonstrates Righteousness. (1)

(1): SGZ Wei 18, Li Tong’s biography. Translation by Zhai Rong.



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April 10, 2023