Qì Jī 姬
|Also Known As:||"后稷"|
|Death:||(Date and location unknown)|
|Occupation:||Ministre de l'agriculture de l'empereur Shun|
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About Jī Qì, 姬弃, 5
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.
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.