Encyclopedia: Huang Zhong

Huang Zhong (Hansheng); Huang Chung (Han-shêng); 黃忠 (漢升)

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Huang Zhong (Hansheng) 黃忠 (漢升)

Lived: AD ?–220


Served: Liu Biao, Han Xuan, Shu

Joined Liu Bei after Han Xuan’s defeat. One of the Five Tiger Generals.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Huang Chung (Han-shêng)
Simplified Chinese: 黄忠 (汉升)
Pronunciation: Huang2 Zhong1 (Han4sheng1Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Wong Jung (Hon-sing)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Wong Zung (Hon-sing)
Min-Nan: Ui Tiong (Han-seng)

Birthplace: Nan Yang District
(Presently Nan Yang City in He Nan Province)

Rank and Titles

General of the Gentlemen of the Household; Acting Major-general; General Who Exterminates the Caitiffs; General Who Subdues the West (AD 219); General of the Rear (AD 219); Marquis of the Imperial Domain; Marquis Gang (posthumous); One of the ‘Five Tiger Generals’

Groups and Associations

Five Tiger Generals of Shu ƒ

Family and Relationships

Huang Xu (Son)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was not ‘fought with and released’ by Guan Yu. With Han Xian, he surrendered to Liu Bei’s army by choice.
  • Huang Zhong was not the chief commander of Shu’s Hanzhong campaign. Liu Bei was.
  • Died before the battle of Yi Ling, thus did not participate.
  • No record of him being “old”

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 53, 55, 56, 60, 6265, 7073, 77, 8182, 83, 91

Sanguozhi: Shu 6, Shu 11

Zizhi tongjian: 67-69

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September 22, 2023