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Chen Sheng; Ch‘ên Shêng; 陳生

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Chen Sheng 陳生

Lived: AD ?–191

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Served: Miscellaneous, Liu Biao

Rode out aid the exhausted Zhang Hu but was shot in the face by Sun Jian.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ch‘ên Shêng
Simplified Chinese: 陈生
Pronunciation: Chen2 Sheng1

Birthplace: Jiangxia

Other Names: Chen Zuo

Name Notes: Also known as Chen Zuo.

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Huang Zu (Commander)

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 7


Sanguo Yanyi

Chen Sheng was a general in service to Huang Zu. When Sun Jian marched on Liu Biao he faced Huang Zu, who rode out with two generals, Zhang Hu from Jiangxia and Chen Sheng from Xiangyang. Flourishing his whip, Huang Zu abused his enemy, “You swarm of rebels from the south! Why do you invade the land of a scion of the ruling house?”

Zhang Hu challenged to combat and Han Dang went out to accept. The two champions fought thirty bouts, and then Chen Sheng, seeing his fellow general becoming exhausted, rode to his aid. Sun Jian saw Chen Sheng coming, laid aside his spear, reached for his bow, and shot an arrow wounding Chen Sheng in the face. He fell from his horse. Panic seized upon Zhang Hu at the fall of his comrade, and he could no longer defend himself. Then Han Dang with a slash of his sword clove Zhang Hu’s skull in twain.



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April 10, 2023