Encyclopedia: Dong Cheng

Dong Cheng; Tung Ch‘êng; 董承

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Dong Cheng 董承

Lived: AD ?–200

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Served: Han, Wei

Served Han as General of Cavalry and Chariots. Plots to assassinate Cao Cao.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Tung Ch‘êng
Simplified Chinese: 董承
Pronunciation: Dong3 Cheng2
Cantonese (Yale): Dung Sing
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Dung Sing
Min-Nan: Tang Sin

Birthplace: Hejian or Longxi

Rank and Titles

General Who Gives Tranquillity and Collects the Empire; General of the Guards; General of Chariots and Cavalry

Family and Relationships

Empress Dowager Dong (Aunt); Lady Dong (Daughter); Emperor Xian [Liu Xie] (Cousin)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 57, 69, 73, 78, 109

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Wei 6, Wei 8, Wei 10, Wei 14, Wei 17, Shu 2, Shu 6

Hou Han shu: 9-10, 64, 67, 70, 72

Zizhi tongjian: 61-63



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April 10, 2023