Wang Hsien-Chih

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Wang Hsien-Chih

 

Year of birth unknown; died 878. One of the leaders of the Peasant War of 874-901 in China.

Wang Hsien-chih was a petty salt trader. A peasant army under his leadership occupied several cities in Shantung Province. After Wang Hsien-chih’s death, the leadership of the insurrectionary forces fell to Huang Ch’ao.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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