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Bian Zhang 邊章

Jul 13, 2013 © Ulrich Theobald

Bian Zhang 邊章, also called Bian Yun 邊允, was an official of the late Eastern Han period 東漢 (25-220 CE). He came from Jincheng 金城 (modern Lanzhou 蘭州, Gansu) and was a local commander in that region. During the reign of Emperor Ling 漢靈帝 (r. 167-189) he declared his submission to the Tokharian chieftain Beigong Boyu 北宮伯玉 and took part in the uprising of Li Wenhou 李文侯 against the Han dynasty. Later on he became a commander under the rebel Han Sui 韓遂 and devastated the northwestern region in bloody campaigns.

Zhang Shunhui 張舜徽 (ed. 1992), Sanguozhi cidian 三國志辭典 (Jinan: Shandong jiaoyu chubanshe), p. 682.