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Jin.2.2 - Chin 2:02 Princes Chngr and Y W Flee the State...

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Chin 2:02 Princes Chóng’ěr and Yí Wú Flee the State Summary: Chóng’ěr flees the state. He thinks first of going to Qí or Ch , but Hú Y n persuades him ǔ ǎ to stay with the Dí. The Dí are close to Jìn; thus he will be able to observe developments in Jìn and study the actions of other states from that standpoint. The following year, Yí Wú flees the state as well. He thinks first of joining his elder brother among the Dí. Jì Juì. however, advises him to go to Liáng. Liáng is close to Qín, and Qín will later be in a position to help him. Four years later, he returns to Jìn with Qín’s help and assumes the throne. In the 22nd year of Lord Xiàn’s reign [655], Prince Chóng’ěr fled into exile. Upon reaching Bóg ǔ ǎ , 1 he began making divinations to determine whether he should go to Qí or Ch . ǔ Hú Y n ǎ ǎ said, “There is nothing here to divine. Qí and Ch are distant states, and their ǔ prestige is great. One cannot go there when one is in difficulties. When a state is distant, travel to
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