Ma Yuan (Traditional Chinese: 馬援; pinyin: Mǎ Yuán) was a Chinesechiangchun who served during the Eastern Han Dynasty. Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin (æ¼é³, pÄ«nyÄ«n) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to HÃ nyÇ PÄ«nyÄ«n (æ±è¯æ¼é³, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin. ... Chiangchun (å°è») is an ancient Chinese military class. ... Han commanderies and kingdoms AD 2. ...
He was referred to as one of foremost famous generals in Chinese history, not necessarily because of his military achievements -- which were limited -- but because he demonstrated perserverance and respect to his friends and subordinates. His writings were also highly respected. His daughter became empress to Emperor Ming and was highly respected. Format of naming convention in English is under discussion at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Chinese). ...
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In 49, Ma, while on expedition against the Wulin tribes (in modern eastern Guizhou and northwestern Hunan), died during the campaign from a plague, which also killed a large number of his soldiers.
Two specific accusations that are known are that Ma, by the route he took against the Wulin tribes, was responsible for the plague, and that he had, while on campaigns, embezzled pearls and rhinoceros horns.
The latter accusation was a misunderstanding in that one of Ma's favorite foods (which he considered capable of warding off plague) was Job's Tears (Chinese pearl barley), produced in southern China and northern Vietnam, which Ma had transported in large quantities back to the capital Luoyang.
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