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Persons in Chinese History - Bao Xuan 鮑宣

Bao Xuan 鮑宣, courtesy name Bao Zidu 鮑子都, was a minister of the late Former Han period 前漢 (206 BCE-8 CE). He came from Bohai 渤海 (modern Songzi 松滋, Hubei) and occupied several small offices in the local government. Bao Xuan was known as knowledgeable in the Confucian Classics and was therefore promoted to court gentleman for consultation (yilang 議郎). During the reign of Emperor Ai 漢哀帝 (r. 7-1 BCE) he became Grand master of remonstrance (jian dafu 諫大夫) and metropolitan commandant (sili xiaowei 司隸校尉). He submitted several memorials to the throne that were famous for their conciseness and truthfulness. During the reign of Emperor Ping 漢平帝 (r. 1 BCE-5 CE) he was therefore arrested by the regent Wang Mang 王莽 and committed suicide in jail.

Source: Cang Xiuliang 倉修良 (1996). Hanshu cidian 漢書辭典, p. 1031. Jinan: Shandong jiaoyu chubanshe.

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