Encyclopedia: Fa Zheng

Fa Zheng (Xiaozhi); Fa Chêng (Hsiao-chih); 法正 (孝直)

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Fa Zheng (Xiaozhi) 法正 (孝直)

Lived: AD 174–219


Served: Liu Zhang, Shu

Served Liu Zhang then Liu Bei. Was integral to the foundation of Shu.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Fa Chêng (Hsiao-chih)
Simplified Chinese: 法正 (孝直)
Pronunciation: Fa3 Zheng4 (Xiao4zhi2Pronunciation
Min-Nan: Hoat Ceng (Hauw-tit)

Birthplace: Youfufeng

Rank and Titles

Prefect of Xindu; Colonel Consultant; Grand Administrator of Shu Commandary; General Who Rises in Prowess; Prefect Imperial Secretariat; General Who Protects the Army; Marquis of Yueyi

Family and Relationships

Fa Zhen (Grandfather); Fa Miao (Son)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Served as adviser during the Hanzhong campaign (as opposed to Zhuge Liang).

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 6065, 70, 71, 73, 77, 79

Sanguozhi: Shu 11

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September 22, 2023