Zhao Yingqi (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhào Yīngqí; Jyutping: Zīu6 Ying1cei4; Vietnamese: Triệu Anh Tề, ? – 115 BC) was the son of Zhao Mo and the third ruler of the kingdom of Nanyue. His rule began in 122 BC and ended with his death in 115 BC.

Zhào Yīngqí
King of Nanyue
Reign122–115 BC
PredecessorZhao Mo
SuccessorZhao Xing
Died115 BC
Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhào Yīngqí; Vietnamese: Triệu Anh Tề;
Posthumous name
Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhào Míng Wáng; Vietnamese: Triệu Minh Vương

After the Han dynasty aided Nanyue in fending off an invasion by Minyue, Zhao Mo sent his son Yingqi to the Han court, where he joined the emperor's guard (宿衛, Sù wèi).[1] Zhao Yingqi married a Han Chinese woman from the Jiu (樛氏) family of Handan, who gave birth to his second son, Zhao Xing.

Zhao Yingqi behaved without any scruples and committed murder on several occasions. When his father died in 122 BC, he refused to visit the Han emperor to ask for his leave as he feared that he would be arrested and punished for his behavior. Yingqi died in 115 BC and was succeeded by his second son, Zhao Xing (under the regency of his mother), rather than the eldest, Zhao Jiande. Zhao Xing was eventually overthrown and killed by Han forces.[2]

See also edit

Citations edit

  1. ^ Amies & Ban 2020, pp. 34–35.
  2. ^ Watson 1993, p. 212.

Bibliography edit

  • Amies, Alex; Ban, Gu (2020). Hanshu Volume 95 The Southwest Peoples, Two Yues, and Chaoxian: Translation with Commentary. Gutenberg Self Publishing Press. ISBN 978-0-9833348-7-3.
  • Taylor, Jay (1983), The Birth of the Vietnamese, University of California Press
  • Watson, Burton (1993), Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian: Han Dynasty II (Revised Edition, Columbia University Press

Primary sources edit

Zhao Yingqi
 Died: 115 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Zhào Mò
(Triệu Mạt)
King of Nanyue
122 BC – 115 BC
Succeeded by
Zhào Xīng
(Triệu Hưng)