General of the Left (along with General of the Right, Front and Rear) was usually picked based on abilities rather than family ties, and was directly subordinate to the central government.
左將軍 (traditional, Pinyin zuǒ jiāngjūn, simplified 左将军)
- 2003, Yōhei Hara, 圖解三國時代, p. 251 (in Mandarin, translated from Japanese), ISBN 9867881729:
- "左將軍" (in Mandarin), Baidu Online Encyclopedia. URL accessed on 2007-12-31.