Encyclopedia: Liu Cong

Liu Cong; Liu Ts‘ung; 劉琮

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Liu Cong 劉琮

Game Name:
Liu Zong

Lived: Unlisted

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Served: Liu Biao, Wei

Inherited Liu Biao’s kingdom upon his death, then surrendered it to Cao Cao.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Liu Ts‘ung
Simplified Chinese: 刘琮
Pronunciation: Liu2 Cong2
Cantonese (Yale): Lau Chung
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Lau Cung
Min-Nan: Lauw Cong

Name Notes: His name is frequently written ‘Liu Zong’, but this is incorrect.

Rank and Titles

Governor of Jing; Inspector of Qing; Marquis

Family and Relationships

Liu Biao (Father); Lady Cai (Mother); Liu Qi (Brother); Cai Mao (Uncle)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was not Lady Cai’s son, but rather was married to one of her nieces.
  • Was not executed by Cao Cao.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 34, 40, 41, 43

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Wei 6, Shu 2, Shu 5, Wu 9

Zizhi tongjian: 65, 68



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May 13, 2014