Chang Chüeh

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Chang Chüeh

 

(also Chang Chiao). Year of birth unknown; died 184. Leader of the Rebellion of the Yellow Turbans in China.

For ten years Chang Chüeh preached the “way of the great peace,” an appeal for social equality and struggle against the Han Dynasty that was couched in the language of Taoist mysticism. In March 184 he assumed leadership of an armed uprising begun by his followers in North and Central China. Chang died from wounds received in battle.

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