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A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Chang Shih-chih

105 Chang Shih-chih 張釋之 (T. 季). A native of Nan-yang, who rose to high office under the Emperor Wên Ti of the Han dynasty, B.C. 179 — 186. It is said that once, in his own court, he stooped down and tied up the stocking of an old man named 王生 Wang Shêng, with whom he was on friendly terms. He also remonstrated with the Emperor when the latter, attracted by the ready wit of one of the petty officials connected with the Imperial menagerie, was about to appoint him Ranger of Forests. Neither did he fear to impeach even the Heir Apparent, when the latter had been guilty of some breach of etiquette.