Encyclopedia: Meng Da

Meng Da (Zijing); Mêng Ta (Tzŭ-ching); 孟達 (子敬)

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Meng Da (Zijing) 孟達 (子敬)

Lived: AD ?–228

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Served: Liu Zhang, Shu, Wei

Refused aid to Guan Yu. Defeated by Sima Yi. In novel, kills Xu Huang.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Mêng Ta (Tzŭ-ching)
Simplified Chinese: 孟达 (子敬)
Pronunciation: Meng4 Da2 (Zi3qing4)
Min-Nan: Beng Tat (Cu-keng)

Birthplace: Youfufeng near Chang’an

Other Names: Zidu, 子度

Name Notes: Meng Da was originally styled Zijing (子敬), but later changed his style to Zidu (子度) because the uncle of his lord, Liu Bei, was named Liu Jing.

Rank and Titles

Governor of Yidu; Chamberlain; General for Establishing Prowess; Village Lord of P’ing-yang; Grand Administrator of Xincheng;

Family and Relationships

Deng Xian (Nephew)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Did not historically kill Xu Huang.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 60, 62, 65, 7073, 76, 77, 79, 85, 86, 94, 95, 106

Sanguozhi: Shu 24



Novel and History

Officers and Kingdoms

Literature and Language


May 13, 2014