A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Ch'ang Ling

139 Ch'ang Ling 長齡 (T. 懋亭). A.D. 1758-1838. A celebrated official, of Mongolian descent. He began life in 1775 as a secretary of the Grand Council, after taking the hsiu ts'ai degree at the Manchu examination. In 1787 he fought in Formosa, and in 1792—95 against Nepaul. In 1800 he was in command of the expeditionary force sent against insurgent bands in Hupeh, and subsequently in various operations undertaken from time to time against disturbances caused by the evil influence of secret societies. He became successively Governor of Anhui and Shantung, and in 1807 Governor General of Shensi and Kansuh. In 1808 he was impeached on several charges and stripped of his rank, and then banished to Ili. A few months later he was once more employed, and gradually rose again to the highest posts. In 1825 he was Viceroy of Ili. In 1826, when the rebel 張格爾 Jehangir crossed the frontier and began his depredations, capturing Kashgar, Yingishar, Yarkand and Khoten, he was appointed Generalissimo; and by the end of 1827 had captured Jehangir and put an end to the rebellion. The prisoner was sent to Peking in a cage, and brained in the presence of the Emperor, who conferred on Chiang Ling a triple-eyed peacock's feather. Canonised as 文襄, and admitted into the Temple of Worthies.