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Liu Jia 劉賈, Prince of Jing 荊

Sep 21, 2011 © Ulrich Theobald

Liu Jia 劉賈, Prince of Jing 荊, was a nephew of Liu Bang 劉邦 (Emperor Gaozu 漢高祖, r. 206-195 BCE), the founder of the Han dynasty 漢 (206 BCE-220 CE).

Liu Jia was made a general after Liu Bang had conquered the capital of the Qin dynasty 秦 (221-206 BCE). He participated in the war against the hegemonial king Xiang Yu 項羽, and in 202 was given the title of Prince of Jing.

During the rebellion of Ying Bu 英布 he was defeated by the rebel and killed. Liu Jia had no son and heir.

Cang Xiuliang 倉修良, ed. (1996). Hanshu cidian 漢書辭典 (Jinan: Shandong jiaoyu chubanshe), 964.