A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Chao Shê

179 Chao Shê 趙奢. 3rd cent. B.C. A collector of revenue under the Chao State. Because some members of the family of the lord of P'ing-yüan refused to contribute, he put nine of them to death. Their master was so struck by this bold proceeding that he recommended Chao Shê to the Prince of Chao for employment in connection with the State finances. Later on he was appointed to lead an army to the rescue of the Hana State, which was attacked by the aggressive Ch'in State, and gained a brilliant victory over the enemy, for which he was ennobled as Prince.