Sili Yuancheng 司隸緣城 was a leader among the Black Mountain Bandits. Sili Yuancheng is a nickname, meaning “Director of Retainers Who Scales the City Wall”. His first and only mention comes in 184, when the Black Mountain Bandits were formed around the time of the Yellow Turban Rebellion.
- Sili Yuancheng's nickname seems based on the title Colonel Director of Retainers (sīlì xiàowèi 司隸校尉).
- The name Sili Yuancheng is found in the Records of the Three Kingdoms, the History of the Later Han mentions a Sili Yuanzai 司隸掾哉 which seems to be a miswriting for Sili Yuancheng.
- Chen Shou 陳壽 (233–297). Sanguo zhi 三國志 “Records of the Three Kingdoms”, with official commentary compiled by Pei Songzhi 裴松之 (372-451).
- de Crespigny, Rafe. A Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (23 - 220 AD). Leiden: BRILL, 2007.
- Fan Ye 范曄 (398–445). Hou Han shu 後漢書 “History of the Later Han”.