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Zhang Jin; Chang Chin; 張進

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Zhang Jin 張進

Lived: AD ?–220

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Served: Wei, Miscellaneous

Led a failed rebellion against Wei in AD 220.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Chang Chin
Simplified Chinese: 张进
Pronunciation: Zhang1 Jin4
Cantonese (Yale): Jeung Jeun
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Zoeng Zeon
Min-Nan: Thio Cin

Rank and Titles

Administrator of Zhangye

Literary Appearances

Sanguozhi: Wei 2, Wei 9, Wei 15, Wei 16, Wei 18, Wei 28

Zizhi tongjian: 69

Zhang Jin


Historic (Confirmed)

Following the death of the Administrator Ma Ai in AD 220, Zhang Jin named himself Administrator of Zhangye. At the same time, Huang Hua revolted in Jiuquan. The two men formed an alliance and gathered both disaffected Chinese and non-Chinese supporters in the Northwest of China. They kidnapped Zhang Gong’s son, Zhang Jiu, and tried to blackmail Zhang Gong into joining them. This, however, failed. Zhang Gong instead lead an army out to keep Huang Hua in check. Meanwhile, a punitive force commanded by Su Ze easily defeated and killed Zhang Jin.

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



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April 10, 2023