Chu I

Chinese - A patron of literature. One of the 4 attendants on Wen. Ch'ang Ti Chun. He was a scholar who married a celestial being who took him up to heaven where his function was to help those taking examinations to pass, but he found that he preferred to continue his study of the classics and returned to earth. He is depicted as an old man with a long beard. Occasionally identified as Chu I, Chi I, Chi I, Chou I, Chou I, Crimson Gown, Crimson Gown, Mr Redcoat, Mr Redcoat, Red Coat, Red Coat, Chu Yi or Chu Yi.

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