Encyclopedia: Ma Zhong Dexin

Ma Zhong (Dexin); Ma Chung (Tê-hsin); 馬忠 (德信)

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Ma Zhong (Dexin) 馬忠 (德信)

Lived: AD ?–234

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Served: Shu

Served Shu notably during the northern and southern campaigns.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ma Chung (Tê-hsin)
Simplified Chinese: 马忠 (德信)
Pronunciation: Ma3 Zhong1 (De2xin4)
Cantonese (Yale): Ma Jung (Dak-seun)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Maa Zung (Dak-seon)
Min-Nan: Ma Tiong (Tek-sin)

Other Names: Hu Du

Name Notes: Also known as Hu Du (狐篤). Mistranslated as Ma Zheng in the Brewitt-Taylor edition of the novel.

Family and Relationships

Ma Xiu, Ma Hui (Sons)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 8791, 99102



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May 13, 2014