A Brief History of Founding Grandfather Chung-sheung
Grandfather Chung-sheung received Jing ("Pacify")
as his given name. When grown up he took the name
On-doh, and used Moh-kai as an alternative name.
As a government official, he attained a senior
position in the imperial court, with a county of
two thousand six hundred households paying him
taxes, another two hundred households providing
him with produce. The Emperor honored him with
purple gold fish bag decorations and an honorary
In the first year of the Peaceful Reign Period, he left Kwangtung for the nation's capital, and on his way suffered from illness and died in Kam Ling City. The Emperor grieved his death and bestowed the posthumous name Sheung on him.
He was upright and strong
of character, kind and sincere in words, and not
emotional when faced with issues. Since young, he
had read widely, memorized much, and well versed
in knowledge of history, literature and
philosophy. He was a successful candidate in the
highest imperial examination in the second year of
the Heavenly Sacred Period, and was assigned to an
executive post in the Gum County.
At that time, the Emperor,
displeased with reports on inefficient
administrative officials, instituted several
inspectors and four imperial remonstrators, of
whom Revered Sheung was one, to hear their words
on the nation's affairs. Encouraged by a
promotion, he was even more diligent and faithful
in doing his work. He was so outspoken on
administration issues that treacherous colleagues
In the 4th year of the Celebration Period, the State of Hah, represented by Yuen Hoh, offered to enter into an alliance with our country. A neighboring State, Seet Dahn, saw the threat of a strong alliance, and asked our country not to befriend a "thief", and vowed to help us conquer the State of Hah. Our Revered Sheung, with his wisdom and diplomatic maneuvers, managed to dissuade our country from entering into war, and get the State of Hah to be our vassal.
In the 5th year of the Rich Blessing Period, Gaau Ji invaded a southern prefecture and killed five high-ranking officials. On account of Revered Sheung's prestige among the southerners, who also feared him, the Emperor commissioned Revered Sheung as the Peacekeeper of Kwangsi, with a large army after him. He arrived at the trouble site, and by his influence he successfully summoned the enemy to surrender, killing five leading evil doers. When starting his homeward trip to make an official report, the local people, out of love and respect, wanted to keep him from going.
The Emperor assigned
Revered Sheung to other high-ranking positions
before his death during the reign of Yin Chung
Emperor of the Sung Dynasty, at the age of 65.
Revered Sheung served the country in civil and military affairs for a total length of ten years, administering six prefectures, where all citizens appreciated him for goodness and mercy. He never stopped learning, and had a book in hand even during military service. He left posterity an essay collection of twenty volumes, five rolls of memorials to the throne, and forty rolls of corrigenda on three history records.