Encyclopedia: Qin Lang

Qin Lang (Yuanming); Ch‘in Lang (Yüan-ming); 秦朗 (元明)

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Qin Lang (Yuanming) 秦朗 (元明)

Lived: Unlisted

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Served: Wei

Adopted son of Cao Cao. Led troops to pacify the Xianbei in 233. Close to Cao Rui.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ch‘in Lang (Yüan-ming)
Simplified Chinese: 秦朗 (元明)
Pronunciation: Qin2 Lang3 (Yuan2ming2)
Cantonese (Yale): Cheun Long (Yun-ming)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Ceon Long (Jyun-ming)
Min-Nan: Cin Long (Goan-beng)

Other Names: Qin Asu

Rank and Titles

General of the Valiant Cavalry

Family and Relationships

Qin Yilu (Father); Lady Du (Mother); Cao Gu (Half-brother) Half-brother, Cao Lin (half-brother) half-brother, Qin Ming (fictional) fictional (Brother); Cao Cao (Step Father)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • In the novel, leads a sneak attack against Zhuge Liang and dies in a trap at Wuzhang Plains.
    Historically, lived until at least 237.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 102

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May 13, 2014