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Zang Min; Tsang Min; 臧旻

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Zang Min 臧旻

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Served: Han

Governor of Kuaiji. Recommended Sun Jian to the court after Jian quelled Xu Chang’s rebellion.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Tsang Min
Simplified Chinese: 臧旻
Cantonese (Yale): Jong Man
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Zong Man

Birthplace: Guangling

Rank and Titles

Governor of Kuaiji

Family and Relationships

Zang Hong (Son)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 2


Historic (Confirmed)

Zang Min was originally an Assistant Officer in Xuzhou, but rose through the ranks and eventually was promoted as Inspector of Yang. He helped to co-ordinate the attack on the rebel Xu Chang. Later, he served as emissary to the Xiongnu and was one of the leaders in the Han campaign against the Xianbei. This campaign ended disastrously for the Han. The participating officers, including Zang Min in all likelihood, were reduced to commoner status. Zang Min’s career did not end there, however. He was brought back to office as a Consultant, then as a colonel, as Administrator of Taiyuan, and finally as Administrator of Zhongshan. Zang Min was greatly esteemed, and as a result of his success, his son Zang Hong was appointed as a Junior Gentleman at the age of 15. Zang Min also was very knowledgeable about foreigners, and compiled a report about the Western Regions.

Source: A Biographical Dictionary of the Later-Han to Three Kingdoms by Dr. Rafe de Crespigny



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April 10, 2023