Encyclopedia: Cai Zhong

Cai Zhong; Ts‘ai Chung; 蔡中

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Cai Zhong 蔡中


Lived: AD ?–208

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Served: Liu Biao, Wei, Wu

Cai Mao’s cousin. Surrendered to Wu before Chibi, but was killed by Gan Ning.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ts‘ai Chung
Simplified Chinese: 蔡中
Cantonese (Yale): Choi Jung
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Coi Zung
Min-Nan: Coa Chung

Family and Relationships

Cai Feng (Father); Cai Mao, Cai Xun, Cai He (Brothers); Lady Cai (Sister); Liu Cong (Nephew)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 34, 46, 47, 49, 50


Sanguo Yanyi

Used by Cai Mao to guard the north road in case Liu Bei slipped through his plot. Later, after Cai Mao was executed by Cao Cao, Cai Zhong was sent with Cai He as pretend defectors to spy on Wu but Zhou Yu and his officers saw through the ploy. Cai Zhong was fed information that Huang Gai, Kan Zhe and Gan Ning which to defect and when the attack started, Cai Zhong was forced to be a guide by Gan Ning, taking the Wu general into innermost recesses of Cao Cao’s camp and was then slain.



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April 10, 2023