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Qì Jī 姬

Chinese: 姬棄
Also Known As: "后稷"
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Son of Emperor Kù 帝嚳, 4 and Wife 1: Jiangyuan 姜嫄
Father of Wù Xǐ, 騖璽, 6
Half brother of Emperor Yáo 帝堯, 5 and Qì 契, 5

Occupation: Ministre de l'agriculture de l'empereur Shun
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From Source: 馬來西亞楊大宗譜 上卷 祖源衍派 第三篇 祖源辨祈, Page 138 to 139.

若依《史记》记载,姬弃(后稷)之后为不窟,然不窟之时正值成汤灭夏之(约公元前1620-1560年间),与与虞夏同时(约公元前2070-2090)姬弃(后稷)居然与其子不窟 相隔数百年,简直是匪夷所思。史学家认为,由于这些先世的世系记录都是后人追记的有可能因时代久远而漏记,也有可能是将某一时代的若干世误为一世,譬如“后稷”本是管理农事的职官,传说自姬弃之后,其子孙累世为后稷之官,到不窟因夏太康政衰失国,不窟领导下的周人放弃原有农业,“不务稼穑,遂失其官”,逃于西北戎狄间,改采戎狄的游牧生活。因此,可能“后稷”是姬周历史上一个时期,而非单一个人。惟此解释,方不致有悖常理。生子鞠君。

As recorded in "The Records of the Grand Historian", the name of Ji Qì (姬弃) [Hòu Jì (后稷)] later on was Bù Kū (不窟). During the period when he was known as Bù Kū (不窟), it was the time when Chéng Tāng (成汤) (the first king of the Shang dynasty) destroyed the Xia Dynasty (circa 1620 BC -1560BC). Compare this to Ji Qì (姬弃) [Hòu Jì (后稷)] during the period of Yúxià (虞夏) (circa 2070 BC -2090BC) there was a difference of hundreds of years between the father Ji Qì (姬弃) and the son Bù Kū (不窟). This would not be possible. According to scholars, the initial ancestral records were from recollections by the descendants. With passage of time there could be some omissions before they were subsequently recorded later. There is also a possibility that the descendants had misstated a post for a period of time as that just for one generation. For example Hòu Jì (后稷) was a government official, Zhí Guān (职官), that oversees matter relating to agriculture and was probably an hereditary title attached to a lineage.. According to legend after Ji Qì (姬弃), his descendants were also holding this post of Zhí Guān (职官) until Bù Kū (不窟). The state was weak then and was destroyed under the leadership of Xià Tài Kāng (夏太康). The people lead by Bù Kū (不窟) abandon their agricultural activities and Bù Kū (不窟) lost his post of Hòu Jì (后稷). Bù Kū (不窟) then escaped northwest to adopt a nomadic lifestyle in the manner of the Xirong and Rongdi (戎狄). Therefore it is possible that Hòu Jì (后稷) is a period of time during the historical period of Jī Zhōu (姬周) and is not for a person.

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