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A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Chao Hsiao

155 Chao Hsiao 趙孝 (T. 長平). 1st cent. A.D. An example of fraternal love. In a time of famine, when people were eating each other, some brigands had captured his younger brother Chao 禮 Li. Thereupon he offered to take his brother's place, urging that he was fat and Chao Li thin. The brigands were touched by this appeal, and released them both. Under the Emperor Ming Ti of the Han dynasty, both he and his brother rose to high office.