Joined Liu Bei after Han Xuan’s defeat. One of the Five Tiger Generals.
Wade-Giles: Huang Chung (Han-shêng)
Simplified Chinese: 黄忠 (汉升)
Pronunciation: Huang2 Zhong1 (Han4sheng1)
Cantonese (Yale): Wong Jung (Hon-sing)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Wong Zung (Hon-sing)
Min-Nan: Ui Tiong (Han-seng)
Birthplace: Nan Yang District
(Presently Nan Yang City in He Nan Province)
Rank and Titles
General of the Gentlemen of the Household; Acting Major-general; General Who Exterminates the Caitiffs; General Who Subdues the West (AD 219); General of the Rear (AD 219); Marquis of the Imperial Domain; Marquis Gang (posthumous); One of the ‘Five Tiger Generals’
Groups and Associations
Family and Relationships
Huang Xu (Son)
Fact vs. Fiction
Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction
- Was not ‘fought with and released’ by Guan Yu. With Han Xian, he surrendered to Liu Bei’s army by choice.
- Huang Zhong was not the chief commander of Shu’s Hanzhong campaign. Liu Bei was.
- Died before the battle of Yi Ling, thus did not participate.
- No record of him being “old”
Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 53, 55, 56, 60, 62–65, 70–73, 77, 81–82, 83, 91
Sanguozhi: Shu 6
Zizhi tongjian: 67-69