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Wan Zheng; Wan Chêng; 萬政

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Wan Zheng 萬政


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Served: Wei

Fictional lieutenant under Guo Huai in AD 228. Defeated and spared by Zhao Yun.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Wan Chêng
Simplified Chinese: 万政
Cantonese (Yale): Maan Jing
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Maan Zing

Birthplace: Unknown

Rank and Titles

Lieutenant General (under Guo Huai)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 95

Wan Zheng


Sanguo Yanyi

Wan Zheng was a lieutenant general who served Guo Huai, under Cao Zhen, in opposition to Zhuge Liang during his first Northern Campaign in AD 228. At one point Guo Huai of Wei was leading his army through the Gu Valley where they encountered Zhao Yun. Guo Huai sent his vanguard, Su Yong, ahead to challenge him, but Zhao Yun killed him and scattered his troops. Afterward, Zhao Zilong marched on after the main body.

But soon another company came in pursuit, this time led by Wan Zheng. As they came along Zhao Yun halted in the middle of the road to wait for the enemy. By the time Wan Zheng had come close, the other Shu soldiers had gone about ten miles along the road. However, when Wan Zheng drew nearer still and saw who it was standing in his path, he hesitated and finally halted. Zhao Yun guarded the road until the sunset, when he he turned back and retired slowly.

Guo Huai and his army came up and met Wan Zheng, who said, “Zhao Yun is as terrible as ever. He guards the rear carefully, and I dare not be reckless.” However, Guo Huai was not content and ordered Wan Zheng to return to the pursuit of the retreating army. This time Wan Zheng led a company of several hundred horsemen. Presently they came to a wood, and, as they entered, a loud shout arose in the rear, “Zhao Yun is here!” Terror seized upon the pursuers, and many fell from their horses. The others scattered among the hills.

Wan Zheng braced himself for the encounter and went on. Zhao Yun shot an arrow which struck the plume on his helmet. Startled, Wan Zheng tumbled into a water stream. Then Zhao Yun pointed his spear at him and said, “Be off! I will not kill you. Go and tell Guo Huai to come quickly, if he is coming.” Wan Zheng fled for his life, while Zhao Yun continued his march as rear guard, and the retreat into Hanzhong steadily continued. There were no other episodes by the way. Cao Zhen and Guo Huai took to themselves all the credit of having recovered the three counties—Nanan, Tianshui, and Anding. (1)

1: SGYY, Brewitt-Taylor, threekingdoms.com (offline)



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April 10, 2023