Encyclopedia: Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun; Chang Chün; 張鈞

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Zhang Jun 張鈞

Lived: AD ?–184


Served: Han

Blamed the Yellow Turban revolt on the eunuchs. Arrested and flogged on false charges.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Chang Chün
Simplified Chinese: 张钧
Pronunciation: Zhang1 Jun1

Birthplace: Zhongshan

Rank and Titles

Gentleman of the Palace

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Zhang Jun’s complaint against the eunuchs was prompted by the Yellow Turban Rebellion, not because Liu Bei wasn’t rewarded.
  • Rather than simply expelling him, Emperor Ling had Zhang Jun flogged and thrown in prison, where he died.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 2


Historic (Confirmed)

Zhang Jun was Gentlemen of the Palace when the Yellow Turban rebellion broke out for which he blamed the eunuchs in a memorial accusing the Ten Attendants of corruption and cruelty. Emperor Ling showed this memorial to those accused and was swayed by their offer to be thrown in jail and estates seized so rejected the memorial.

Zhang Jun was later falsely accused of studying the teachings of the Yellow Turbans, he was arrested and flogged, dieing in prison.



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April 10, 2023