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 Talent strategy: Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty promoted the career of recruiting talents

   date:2021-08-24 08:52:46     read:32   


Talent strategy: Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty promoted the career of recruiting talents

Talents gather and cause is flourishing.

... Zhuge Changqing

Talent is the key to prosperity.

With talent, we are bound to prosper.

Zhuge Changqing read the history of the Han Dynasty and believed that the prosperity of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty was due to his collection of talents from all over the world.

The crown prince chosen by Emperor Jing of the Han Dynasty is Wei Wan.

Wei Wan told the student Liu Che, Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, that talent is the first step in the revitalization of career.

So Liu Che, Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, issued an order to recruit talents from all over the world.

So a large number of talents were quickly gathered at hand: Dongfang Shuo, Dong Zhongshu, Huo Qubing, Wei Qing, Sang Hongyang, Gongsun Hong, and helped Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty to build outstanding war achievements.

Today, Zhuge Changqing said something about Gongsun Hong.

Gongsun Hong (200 BC - 121 BC), named Hong, was a famous minister of the Western Han Dynasty, with the name of Ji, and the name of Ciqing (recorded in the Records of Xijing Miscellaneous). He was a native of Xichuan (now a native of Nanjitai in Shouguang, Shandong Province).

When he was young, he was an official, herded the sea, learned at forty, and raised his stepmother sincerely.

During the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, he was recommended by the Chinese people for two times and was recruited as a doctor. In the past ten years, he was promoted from the Jinma Gate to the head of the Sangong, and was granted the title of Duke of Pingjin. He was successively appointed as Zuo Neishi (Zuo Fengyi), the imperial doctor and the prime minister. In the second year of Yuanshou (121 BC), Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, Gongsun Hong died in Xiangxiang and was given the posthumous title of Marquis Xian.

Gongsun Hong was the first person to award a marquis with a prime minister since the establishment of the Western Han Dynasty, and set a precedent for the later "honoring marquis with a prime minister" in the Western Han Dynasty. During his tenure, he recruited many wise men, paid attention to people's livelihood, and made irreplaceable contributions to the promotion of Confucianism. He once wrote ten articles of "Gongsun Hong", which have been lost.

Gongsun Hong, born in a poor family, lives by helping others feed pigs, but he is diligent and eager to learn. At the age of 40, he began to study hard, and he knows "Carry Forward the Spring and Autumn" well. Later, he was selected by Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty and held the position of prime minister.

Gongsun Hong, legendary life: he began to study hard at the age of 40, was called as a doctor of classics at the age of 60, entered the official career, and became prime minister at the age of 76, which can be regarded as the first person in the ancient officialdom who was attacked by civilians.

Gongsun Hong was born in Xianchuan, Qi (now Shouguang, Shandong Province). When he was young, he used to work as a prison official in his hometown. But because he didn't read a book and didn't know words, he made mistakes soon after taking office and was dismissed. After returning home, his life fell to the bottom. Without a source of livelihood, Gongsun Hong had no choice but to become a swineherd. In ancient rural areas, every household needed the help of a swineherd, who was a common employee of the villagers and had a very low status. Every morning, Gongsun Hong drove the pig to the sea, and then faced the sea, dazed every day.

At the age of 40, Gongsun Hong was suddenly confused: "Do I really want to feed pigs all my life?" He was unwilling. So Gongsun Hong, who was in his 40s, plunged into the books and joined Hu Wusheng, a famous Confucian master in Qi, and began to study the Spring and Autumn Annals. When he learned something, it was 20 years later. Gongsun Hong, who is 60 years old and has white hair, still wants to do something. But who would have thought that he was lucky enough to meet a new era of vigorously selecting talents.

In 140 BC, Liu Che ascended the throne. At that time, the meritorious politics that had run for several generations had become unsustainable. He began to implement a new talent selection mechanism, the censorial system, to recruit talents across the country. In October of that year, Liu Che issued an edict requiring local vassal states and counties to recommend talents. The officials of the country of Hsiaochuan came and went, and finally chose Gongsun Hong. Because in the local area, he has a reputation for being studious. So he took the special "bus" and went to Chang'an along the post road. After arriving in the capital, he successfully passed a series of tests and became a doctor of economics. However, the court not only needs his knowledge, but also hopes that he can exert his talents in the administrative field. Soon, the imperial court sent him a special mission - to send the Huns.

Gongsun Hong knew that civil talents were not easy, so he released the prime minister and helped Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty to recruit talents more carefully.

There is a word "East Pavilion waiting for the wise" that tells the story of Gongsun Hong.

During the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, the world's talents were widely recruited. Many times, he issued the edict of seeking talents and asked the two thousand stone officials to recommend talents. Gongsun Hong was recommended twice to learn the Spring and Autumn Annals because of his filial piety to his stepmother, and was awarded the marquis with a cloth in ten years.

After he was appointed as prime minister, he opened a small door in the east of his prime minister's residence (Yan Shigu believed that the opening of the east door was to distinguish from the officials who walked through the main door), built the museum to receive the sages and guests, and discussed the country with them.

The idiom "East Pavilion waits for the wise" comes from this code. This allusion is often used in later literary works to describe cherishing talents. Its derivative words "Dongge", "Sunhong Pavilion", "Sunge", "Hongge", "Prime Minister Pavilion", "Pingjin Pavilion", "Pingjin Mansion", "Pingjin Pavilion", "Zhaoxiandi", etc. refer to places where guests are entertained and talents are recruited; "Open Pavilion" refers to welcoming people.

According to the Xijing Miscellaneous, Gongsun Hong built three guest halls for Yanbin guests. The first guest house is called Qin Xian Hall, which is used to receive the most virtuous people; The second guest house is called the Excellence Hall, which is used to receive the most talented people; The third guest house is called the reception hall, which is used to receive talented people from the state. Those who can assist the king or coordinate the relationship between yin and yang live in the Qin Xian Hall; Those who can hold the rank of two thousand stone officials, such as Jiuqing and General, live in the Hall of Excellence; Those who have certain advantages and skills live in the reception hall. But Gongsun Hong himself lived frugally, and his salary was used to support and entertain these people.

There are many talented people and the cause is prosperous.

(This article is selected from Gongsun Hong's network data)

Don't do any evil, and do all good.

Zhuge Changqing, I wish you success.






























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