Encyclopedia: Cheng Bing

Cheng Bing (Deshu); Ch‘êng Ping (Tê-shu); 程秉 (德樞)

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Cheng Bing (Deshu) 程秉 (德樞)

Lived: AD c.172–c.225

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Served: Shi Xie, Wu

Advisor to Sun Quan. Sent as diplomat, with Zhang Fei’s head, to Liu Bei at Yiling.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ch‘êng Ping (Tê-shu)
Simplified Chinese: 程秉 (德枢)
Pronunciation: Cheng2 Bing3 (De2shu1)
Cantonese (Yale): Ching Bing (Dak-syu)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Cing Bing (Dak-syu)
Min-Nan: Thia Peng (Tek-ki)

Birthplace: Runan

Other Names: Cheng Deshu

Name Notes: ‘Cheng Deshu’ in chapter 43 of Romance of the Three Kingdoms despite being Cheng Bing elsewhere.

Rank and Titles

Grand Tutor to Heir Apparent; Minister of Ceremonies

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 38, 43, 83

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April 10, 2023