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A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Ch'ên Pin

239 Ch'ên Pin (T. 文煥 . H. 眉山) A.D. 1655-1718. A native of Kuangtung, who graduated as chin shih in 1694, and served mostly in the provinces. He managed by frugality and abstemiousness to live on his salary, and even to save money for public works. He was Governor of Fuhkien from 1716 until his death. The Emperor K'ang Hsi, when he appeared at an audience in 1715, exclaimed: "Why, this is surely some ascetic old priest!" But he nevertheless appreciated his purity, which was free from all taint of meanness. Canonised as 淸端, and included in 1730 in the Temple of Worthies.