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Ma Shenglin was a Hui Jahriyya Sufi rebel who fought against the Qing dynasty in the Panthay Rebellion.

Ma Shenglin
AllegiancePingnan Guo
Years of service1872-1877
Battles/warsPanthay Rebellion
Ma Shenglin
Traditional Chinese馬聖鱗
Simplified Chinese马圣鳞

In the late 1860s, when Qing loyalist Muslim General Ma Rulong led the reconquest western Yunnan, Ma Shenglin defended town of Greater Donggou against Ma Rulong's army in a battle of in central Yunnan. Ma Shenglin was a Jahriyya order leader in Yunnan and a rebel commander. Mortar fire killed Ma in 1871.[1]

Ma Shenglin was the great uncle of Ma Shaowu, a descendant of Ma Mingxin, and a relative of Ma Yuanzhang.


  1. ^ Jonathan Neaman Lipman (2004). Familiar strangers: a history of Muslims in Northwest China. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 178. ISBN 0-295-97644-6. Retrieved 28 June 2010.