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Persons in Chinese History - Yang Jun 楊俊

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Yang Jun 楊俊 (d. 222), courtesy name Jicai 季才, was an official of the early Wei period 曹魏 (220-265). He hailed from Huojia 獲嘉 in the commandery of Henei 河內 (today in Henan) and was by the warlord Cao Cao 曹操 appointed magistrate (ling 令) of Anling 安陵, then governor (taishou 太守) of the commandery of Nanyang 南陽. Yang Jun focused in the local administation on the foundation of schools to raise the educational level of the population. When Cao Cao was made king of Wei 魏, Yang Jun was appointed Chamberlain for the Imperial Insignia (zhongwei 中尉). When Emperor Wen 魏文帝 (r. 220-226) once visited the town of Wan 宛, the markets did not display the full richness of the region. Feeling ashamed, Yang Jun as the responsible one committed suicide.

Source: Zhang Shunhui 張舜徽 (ed. 1992), Sanguozhi cidian 三國志辭典 (Jinan: Shandong jiaoyu chubanshe), p. 527.

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