Encyclopedia: Zhang Zhao

Zhang Zhao (Zibu); Chang Chao (Tzŭ-pu); 張昭 (子布)

You are here: [ Home –> Three Kingdoms History –> Encyclopedia –> Zhang Zhao ]

Welcome to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms Encyclopedia
You are viewing the profile of Zhang Zhao (張昭), styled Zibu (子布), born in Pengceng City (Presently Xuzhou in Jiangsu Province). “Served Wu. Highly trusted internal administrator.” Zhang Zhao was affiliated with and the Wu Kingdom. Return to the Three Kingdoms Encyclopedia to learn more or explore our Encyclopedia Directory to browse by kingdom or category.


Zhang Zhao (Zibu) 張昭 (子布)

Lived: AD 156–236


Served: Wu

Served Wu. Highly trusted internal administrator.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Chang Chao (Tzŭ-pu)
Simplified Chinese: 张昭 (子布)
Pronunciation: Zhang1 Zhao1 (Zi3bu4)
Min-Nan: Thio Ciauw (Cu-pou)

Birthplace: Pengceng City
(Presently Xuzhou in Jiangsu Province)

Other Names: Zhang Zao

Name Notes: Sometimes written Zhang Zao.

Rank and Titles

General of the Interior; General Who Pacifies the Distant Lands, Marquis of Youquan (AD 221); General of Wu’s Support, Marquis of Lou; Marquis of Letters (posthumous)

Family and Relationships

Zhang Cheng, Zhang Xiu (Sons); Zhang Fen (Nephew)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Zhang Zhao and Zhang Hong are not mentioned to be brothers in historic sources. They aren’t even specifically called brothers in the novel. [SGZ, ZZTJ, GoS]

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 15, 17, 29, 38, 39, 4346, 53, 55, 61, 62, 6568, 73, 75, 77, 82, 83, 86, 98

Search Results



Novel and History

Officers and Kingdoms

Literature and Language


May 13, 2014