Encyclopedia: Chen Gong

Chen Gong (Gongtai); Ch‘ên Kung (Kung-t‘-ai); 陳宮 (公臺)

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Chen Gong (Gongtai) 陳宮 (公臺)

Lived: AD 154–198


Served: Han, Wei, Lü Bu

Talented advisor who served, and died with, Lü Bu. Helped Cao Cao in the novel.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ch‘ên Kung (Kung-t‘-ai)
Simplified Chinese: 陈宫 (公臺)
Pronunciation: Chen2 Gong1 (Gong1tai2Pronunciation

Birthplace: Dongjun

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Did not help free Cao Cao from arrest historically.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 4, 5, 1018, 19

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May 13, 2014