Encyclopedia: Wang Lang

Wang Lang (Yingxing); Wang Lang (Ying-hsing); 王朗 (景興)

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Wang Lang (Yingxing) 王朗 (景興)

Lived: AD ?–228

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Served: Han, Tao Qian, Wang Lang, Wei

Originally the prefect of Huiji, he later joined Wei. Debated with Zhuge Liang.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Wang Lang (Ying-hsing)
Simplified Chinese: 王朗 (景兴)
Pronunciation: Wang2 Lang3 (Jing3xing1)
Min-Nan: Ong Long (Keng-hin)

Birthplace: Donghai commandery

Other Names: Wang Yan

Name Notes: Originally called Wang Yan

Rank and Titles

Gentlemen Cadet; County Magistrate; Headquarters Officer; Grand Administrator of Kuaiji; Grandee Remonstrant; Consultant and Adviser to the Army of the Minister of Works; Administrator of Wei

Family and Relationships

Wang Su (Son); Wang Yuanji (Granddaughter)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Wang Lang surrendered to Sun Ce but refused to serve. Sun Ce later permitted him to join Cao Cao. [Rafe]
  • Historically, never debated with Zhuge Liang. [Moss]

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 15, 56, 79, 80, 91, 93

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May 13, 2014