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- The position of 中郎 (the feudal equvilant of a Secret service agent, i.e. responsible for palace security) was established in the Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 BCE). Later, in the Han Dynasty, 中郎 were assigned to one of five different squads (官). Each one of these squads had its own leader, which was called trad. 中郎將, simpl. 中郎将 (commander of the palace guards).
中郎 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zhōngláng)
- (archaic) position title within the old imperial system; a palace guard
- "中郎" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2009-01-25.
- 2007, Hanyu Da Cidian 3.0 (in Mandarin), Hong Kong: Commercial Press, ISBN 9789620702778:
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