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Liu Liang (Manshan); Liu Liang (Man-shan); 劉梁 (曼山)

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Liu Liang (Manshan) 劉梁 (曼山)

Lived: AD ?–c.180

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Served: Han

Confucian Scholar. Wrote books advocating the elimination of court factionalism.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Liu Liang (Man-shan)
Simplified Chinese: 刘梁 (曼山)
Pronunciation: Liu2 Liang2 (Man4shan1)
Cantonese (Yale): Lau Leung (Maan-saan)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Lau Loeng (Maan-saan)

Other Names: Liu Cen (劉岑), Liu Gong (劉恭)


Historic (Confirmed)

Liu Liang was a scholar of the Late-Han. He wrote Poqun lun, no longer extant, which was an argument against the growing factionalism in the Han court (between the eunuchs and the gentry, for instance). He also wrote Bian-he tong zhi lun, “Discussion on the Reconciliation of Differences.” The Han government appointed him as a magistrate of Zhuo, where he built a lecture hall that held classes for the Confucian classics. Sometime around AD 180, he was appointed as magistrate of Henei, but died en route to his new post. (De Crespigny 529–530)


De Crespigny, Rafe. A Biographical Dictionary of Later-Han to the Three Kingdoms (AD 23–220. Leiden: Brill, 2007. Print.



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May 13, 2014