Encyclopedia: Cen Bi

Cen Bi; Ts‘ên Pi; 岑璧

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Cen Bi 岑璧


Lived: AD ?–203

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Served: Yuan Tan

Tried to taunt Yuan Shang into a duel but got Lü Kuang instead and was soon killed.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ts‘ên Pi
Simplified Chinese: 岑璧
Pronunciation: Cen2 Bi4
Cantonese (Yale): Sam Bik
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Sam Bik

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Yuan Tan (Commander)

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 32


Sanguo Yanyi

Cen Bi was a general in service to Yuan Tan. When Yuan Tan began to plot against Yuan Shang it wasn’t long before Yuan Shang discovered the intrigue and attacked his brother with 50,000 troops. The battle turned against Yuan Tan and he was forced to retreat to Pingyuan. Yuan Shang retreated to his own city.

Later, Yuan Tan and Guo Tu decided upon a new attack, and this time they chose General Cen Bi as vanguard. Yuan Shang went to meet him. When both sides had been arrayed and the banners were flying and the drums beating, Cen Bi rode out to challenge and railed at his opponent. At first Yuan Shang was going to answer the challenge himself, but Lü Kuang had advanced. Lü Kuang and Cen Bi met but had fought only a few bouts when Cen Bi fell.



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April 10, 2023