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Ma Ai; Ma Ai; 馬艾

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Ma Ai 馬艾

Lived: AD ?–220

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Served: Wei

Held office as Administrator of Dunhuang.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ma Ai
Simplified Chinese: 马艾
Pronunciation: Ma3 Ai4
Cantonese (Yale): Ma Ngaai
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Maa Ngaai
Min-Nan: Ma Ngay

Rank and Titles

Administrator of Dunhuang

Literary Appearances

Zizhi tongjian: 69

Ma Ai


Historic (Confirmed)

Ma Ai held office as the Administrator of Dunhuang. After his death, Zhang Jin and Huang Hua rebelled against Wei. Su Ze quelled the rebellion, killing Zhang Jin and forcing Huang Hua to capitulate.

Sources: A Biographical Dictionary of the Later-Han to Three Kingdoms by Dr. Rafe de Crespigny, Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms by Achilles Fang



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April 10, 2023