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A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Ch'ên Hsiang

221 Ch'ên Hsiang 陳襄 (T. 述古). 11th cent. A.D. A native of Foochow, distinguished for his labours in the cause of education in his native province. He also held several provincial posts, in which he effected many useful reforms. In 1068 he was sent on a mission to the Kitan Tartars; and a year later, as a Censor, he vigorously opposed the innovations of Wang An-shih, who ultimately sent him back to the provinces. He was recalled by the Emperor shortly before his death at the age of 63, and appointed sub-Reader in the Han-lin College. Ssǔ-ma Kuang and several other leading men were recommended by him to the Emperor.