Encyclopedia: Xu Sheng

Xu Sheng (Wenxiang); Hsü Shêng (Wên-hsiang); 徐盛 (文嚮)

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Xu Sheng (Wenxiang) 徐盛 (文嚮)

Lived: AD ?–c.225


Served: Wu

Served in Chibi and Wu’s invasions into Wei. Tricked Cao Pi with a fake wall.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hsü Shêng (Wên-hsiang)
Simplified Chinese: 徐盛 (文向)
Pronunciation: Xu2 Sheng4 (Wen2xiang4)
Cantonese (Yale): Cheui Sing (Man-heung)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Ceoi Sing (Man-hoeng)
Min-Nan: Ci Seng (Bun-hiang)

Birthplace: Langxie in Ju

Rank and Titles

Major with a Separate Command, Chief of Zhaisang; Colonel, Magistrate of Wuhu County; General of the Gentlemen of the Household; General Who Established Martial, Marquis of the Capital District, Prefect of Lujiang; General Who Pacifies the East, Marquis of Wuhu

Family and Relationships

Xu Kai (Son)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 38, 49, 51, 55, 56, 67, 68, 75, 76, 8284, 86, 96



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May 13, 2014