Celebrity Story: Guan Zhong assisted Duke Huan of Qi
In the ninth year of Duke Zhuang of Lu (before 685) in the battle of Qi and Lu Qianshi, after the defeat of the Lu army, Uncle Bao, the doctor of Qi, led the army to represent Duke Huan of Qi to the State of Lu to express the wishes of the State of Qi will. After Prince Jiu was killed, his assistant Guan Zhong returned to Qi with Bao Shu. After returning home, Uncle Bao said to Duke Huan that Guan Zhong was a genius in the world. If you only want to govern Qi, you can rely on Gao and I to assist you; if you want to dominate the world, you must have Guan Zhong. Duke Huan of Qi didn't forget the revenge of being shot with a hook, so he went out of the city to greet Guan Zhong with courtesy, appointed him as Qi Xiang, and presided over the state affairs. After Guan Zhong Xiangqi, he devoted himself to assisting Duke Huan of Qi in his hegemony, and carried out drastic reforms in many aspects of Qi State. In politics, he promoted the system of participating in the country and the country by dividing the country and the wild; in economy, he implemented tax reform and adopted a number of policies that were conducive to the development of agriculture and handicrafts; Make people know the shame, and the law makes people obey the rules. On the basis of the stabilization and improvement of the domestic political and economic situation, Guan Zhong actively urged Duke Huan of Qi to adopt the policy of respecting the king and fighting barbarians, and striving for the country, so as to establish hegemony. These policies of Guan Zhong prepared the material conditions for Qi to dominate.