Chang Lo-Hsing


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Chang Lo-Hsing

 

Year of birth unknown; died 1863. A leader of the Nien Rebellion of 1852–68 in China.

The son of a prosperous peasant, Chang became a salt trader. In early 1853 the insurgents of the Chihhochi region in Anhwei Province elected him their leader. In February 1853 the authorities succeeded in winning Chang to their side, but in August 1854 he rejoined the insurgents, who, in August 1855, proclaimed him supreme leader of the rebellion. From 1857 to 1861 he fought together with the Taiping rebels. In March 1863 his detachments were defeated, and Chang was taken prisoner and executed.

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