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He dispatched the Duke's emissary to come and document after which moved [the military] out. The officials and infantrymen subsequent encamped, dug wells, lit the cook dinner fires, and ready their drink and nutrition. He requested approximately people with disorder, had physicians prescribe medication, and for my part sorted them. In all instances whilst he took the emoluments of workplace and his rations, he provided them to the officials and troops; he himself divided all rations both with the officials and troops. He in comparison the powerful and vulnerable between them17 and merely after 3 days took regulate of the warriors. The in poor health all sought to head at the march, scuffling with fervently to enter conflict on his behalf. Chin's military heard of it, deserted their place, and departed. Yen's military heard of it, crossed over the river, and dispersed. Thereupon he pursued and attacked them, as a result retaking the entire territory in the borders of the outdated fief, returning with the warriors. ahead of he reached the nation capital he disbanded the devices, published them from army constraints,18 swore a covenant, and thereafter entered town. Duke Ching and the excessive officers greeted him within the suburbs, lucrative the troops and finishing the rites, basically later on returning to leisure. After that he interviewed Jang-chu and venerated him as nice grasp of the pony [Ta Ssu-ma]. The T'ien extended family day-by-day grew extra commemorated in Ch'i. After this, subordinates of the excessive officers Pao, Kao, and Kuo harmed him, slandering him to Duke Ching. 19 Duke Ching pressured Jang-chu to retire. Chu fell tremendous sick and died. From this the fans of T'ien Ch'i and T'ien Pao bore a grudge opposed to Kao, Kuo, and the others. Later [along] with T'ien Ch'ang they killed Duke Chien and entirely exterminated the Kao and Kuo clans. hence, Ch'ang's great-grandson T'ien Ho was once thereby capable of identify himself as King Wei of Ch'i. In utilising the military to influence Ch'i's awesomeness he drastically imitated Jang-chu's equipment, and the feudal lords all paid court docket to Ch'i. King Wei of Ch'i had the excessive officers search out and speak about the tactic of the traditional Ssu-mas, appending Jang-chu's [methods] inside them. therefore [the publication] is termed the army equipment of Ssu-ma Jang-chu. The Grand Historian reviews: "I have learn the Ssu-ma Ping-fa. it really is substantial, expansive, deep, and far-reaching. Even the 3 Dynasties, of their campaigns of rectification, nonetheless couldn't exhaust its which means. Its language besides merits a few compliment. [However,] how may one equivalent to Jang-chu, commanding the military in a minor manner on behalf of a small nation, have the relaxation to achieve the army equipment of the Ssu-ma? the area already has a number of copies of the Ssu-ma Ping-fa. consequently i have never mentioned it yet have written Jangchii's biography. " The Grand Historian's reviews ultimately motivated ancient doubts approximately Jang-chii's attainable function within the ebook, even if the biography essentially shows that his recommendations have been in basic terms appended between these of the early Masters of the pony.