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Fu I

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Fu I 傅扆 (T. 蘭生 and 彤臣 H. 麗農 and 荔農), June 30, 1614-1684, Nov. 3, official and poet, was a native of Hsin-ch'êng, Shantung. He became a chin-shih in 1655 and in the following year entered official life as police magistrate at Ho-chien, Chihli. After several promotions he was selected in 1657 to be a censor and received his appointment a year later. In 1660 he was sent to Kiangsi where by prompt and sympathetic action he settled a mutiny of troops at Kiukiang. He retired in 1661. Thirteen of his literary works, including a collection of poems and other writings in 20 chüan, are listed by Wang Shih-chên [q.v.] in his biography, but none of these are known to have been printed. He was summoned to compete in the special po-hsüeh hung-tz'ŭ examination of 1679 (see under P'êng Sun-yü), but was unsuccessful. He was noted for his lofty principles and for his filial care of his stepmother.

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[ 3/133/50a-53a; 32/7/23b; Tsinan fu-chih (1841) 55/48b.]

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