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A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Ch'ên K'ang

229 Ch'ên K'ang 陳亢 (T. 子禽). Born B.C. 512. One of the disciples of Confucius. When his brother 子車 Tsŭ-chü died, the wife and steward of the latter planned together that Ch'ên K'ang should be buried alive with the corpse; but Ch'ên K'ang pointed out that they were the more fitting persons to attend the dead in the world below. From this date it is said that the custom of burying alive fell into desuetude.