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Chen Ji
Chen Ji (Wei)
Character information
Force(s): Dong Zhuo's Forces
Lu Bu's Forces
Wei
Historical information
Real name: Chen Ji
Chinese name: 陳紀
Style name:
Yuanfang
Chinese name:
元方
Born:  ?
Died: 198

Chen Ji was a general of Wei.

Biography Edit

Chen Ji was the son of Chen Shi. Like his father, he was greatly respected. Chen Ji was barred from office during the Han Great Proscriptions. He compiled the Chenzi, but this work no longer exists. After the Great Proscriptions ended, Chen Ji was recommended for office, but refused any position. 3 years later, Chen Ji’s father died and Chen Ji became very ill. The way Chen Ji mourned his father was celebrated as an example of filial piety. Finally in AD 188, Chen Ji accepted rank as General of the Household and Palace Attendant. He was quickly promoted to Chancellor of Pingyuan. Chen Ji protested Dong Zhuo’s idea of moving the capital to Chang’an, but his cries fell on deaf ears. Later, once chaos consumed Pingyuan, Chen Ji fled to Lu Bu. He persuaded Lü Bu to annul his alliance with Yuan Shu in AD 197. The following year, Cao Cao defeated Lü Bu. Chen Ji went to serve him. At the time, people were often flogged for crimes. In theory, this was a better alternative to previous methods of mutilation. In practice, most men who were flogged ended up dying as well. Chen Ji proposed that Cao Cao restore the old practices, contending that this was more humanitarian in nature than death by flogging. His arguments were not accepted by Cao Cao. Chen Ji died sometime during AD 198 or AD 199.

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