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Hua Xiong; Hua Hsiung; 華雄

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Hua Xiong 華雄

Lived: AD ?–191

Biographies:

Served: Dong Zhuo

Brave general in service to Dong Zhuo. Died in battle with Sun Jian.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hua Hsiung
Simplified Chinese: 华雄
Pronunciation: Hua4 Xiong2  Pronunciation
Min-Nan: Hoa Hiong

Name Notes: Usually Hua is pronounced Hua2, but in the case of a Surname, is pronounced Hua4, hence Hua4 in the audio file.

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Historically, did not slay Yu She, Fang Yue or Pan Feng, none of whom appear in the histories.
  • Historically, was not sent to face the Coalition with an independant command. Instead, he was a minor officer under Hu Zhen and Lü Bu.
  • Did not kill or even pursue Zu Mao. Xu Rong pursued.
  • Was not killed by Guan Yu. Was killed in battle with Sun Jian by his troops.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 5

Zizhi tongjian: 60

Biography

Collaborative Works

Hua Xiong of Guanxi. Appointed Commander of the Valiant Cavalry by Dong Zhuo when he offered to kill the coalition officers.

Hisorically, Hua Xiong was Chief Controller under Lü Bu and Hu Zhen, who were sent to attack Sun Jian following his defeat by Xu Rong. The two were defeated, and Hua Xiong was killed in the fighting.

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May 13, 2014