Encyclopedia: Han Dang

Han Dang (Yigong); Han Tang (I-kung); 韓當 (義公)

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Han Dang (Yigong) 韓當 (義公)

Lived: AD c.156–227


Served: Yuan Shu, Wu

Veteran general in service to the Sun family. Served three generations.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Han Tang (I-kung)
Simplified Chinese: 韩当 (义公)
Cantonese (Yale): Hon Dong (Yi-gung)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Hon Dong (Ji-gung)
Min-Nan: Han Tong (Gi-kong)

Birthplace: Lingzi, Liaoxi
(present Qianan in Hebei Province)

Rank and Titles

Major with a Separate Command; Colonel; General of the Inner Guard; Lieutenant-General; Grand Administrator of Yongchang; General of Majesty and Courage; Marquis of a Chief Commune; Marquis of Shicheng (AD 223); General Who Shines in His Firmness (AD 223); Grand Administrator of Guanjun (AD 223); Chief Controller

Family and Relationships

Han Zong (Son); Cheng Pu ƒ, Han Dang ƒ, Huang Gai ƒ, Sun Jian ƒ, Zu Mao ƒ (Magnificent Five)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Han Dang did not duel with Zhang Hu in AD 191.
  • The ‘Magnificent Five of Wu’ is a fan creation with no historical basis. Han Dang was not a part of any such group.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 57, 15, 29, 44, 45, 4851, 55, 61, 67, 75, 76, 8284

Sanguozhi: Wu 10



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May 13, 2014