Encyclopedia: Xu Chu

Xu Chu (Zhongkang); Hsü Ch‘u (Chung-k‘-ang); 許褚 (仲康)

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Xu Chu (Zhongkang) 許褚 (仲康)

Game Name:
Xu Zhu

Lived: AD 170–2?

Biographies:

Served: Wei

One of Cao Cao’s trusted guards and a commander. Leader of the Tiger Guard.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hsü Ch‘u (Chung-k‘-ang)
Simplified Chinese: 许褚 (仲康)
Pronunciation: Xu2 Chu3 (Zhong4kang1Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Heui Chyu (Jung-hong)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Heoi Cyu (Zung-hong)
Min-Nan: Khouw Ti (Tiong-kong)

Birthplace: Qiao County, Pei Prefecture
(Presently Bo Zhou City in An Hui Province)

Other Names: Xu Zhu, Marquis Tiger, Tiger Marquis, Crazy Tiger, Mad Tiger, Tiger Lust, Tiger Lord

Name Notes: His name is frequently written ‘Xu Zhu’, but this is incorrect. His nickname, 虎痴 (Hu3 Chi1), has been translated as Marquis Tiger, Crazy Tiger, Mad Tiger, and other variations. He also appears once in the Brewitt-Taylor translation by the nickname Tiger Lust.

Rank and Titles

Chief Commandant, Commandant of the Palace; Colonel; Marquis of Guan Nei; General of the Gentleman of the Household of the Martial Commandant; ‘Tiger Marquis’ (nickname); General of Central Firmness; Marquis of Wan Sui Ting, General of Martial Commandant, Chief Controller of the Central Army; Marquis of Mou Xiang; Marquis of Zhuang (posthumous)

Family and Relationships

Xu Ding (Older Brother); Xu Yi (Son)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Xu Chu probably never captured of He Yi. He Yi, defeated in battle, surrendered to Cao Cao in AD 196.
  • Xu Chu did not strip down and duel with Ma Chao.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 2325, 27, 3033, 4042, 48, 50, 5659, 61, 6668, 72, 78, 86, 116

Search Results

Xu Chu-strongest (in Duel) of the Wei Generals??
Date: 01/07     Replies: 44
Crazy Tiger?
Date: 12/03     Replies: 20

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May 13, 2014