User Tools

Site Tools


Chen Ji-Shen




Chen Jishen, called Fangsui, or Xiacun, was born alongside his brother, identical twins that their neighbors could not tell apart. Though their father was a persevering man, he drowned in Dongting Lake when he was middle-aged. Consequently Jishen learned the art from his uncle Youben, and he attained a magical level of skill. He and his brother Zhongshen were called “the two heroes”. In the eighth year of the reign of Xianfeng [1858], he accepted the task of protecting an imperial envoy. Through three provinces, he suppressed bandits in the service of the Taipu Temple. He was then sought out by secretary Yuan Jiasan to retake Lu’an Prefecture, a battle in which he [from Wuzi, chapter 2:] “snatched flags and beheaded generals”, distinguishing himself so well he was made a garrison commander. He was born in the 14th year of the reign of Emperor Jiaqiang [1809] and died in the 4th year of the reign of Emperor Tongzhi [1865].

taiji/chen_ji-shen.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/14 01:19 by serena