Encyclopedia: Wang Hong

Wang Hong (Changwen); Wang Hung (Ch‘ang-wên)

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Wang Hong (Changwen)

Lived: AD ?–192

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Served: Han

Known for his judgement of character. Wanted to raise troops against Li Jue.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Wang Hung (Ch‘ang-wên)
Simplified Chinese: Undefined

Birthplace: Taiyuan

Rank and Titles

Inspector of Ji; Administrator of Hongnong; Administrator of Zoupingyi

Family and Relationships

Wang Yun (Brother); Wang Cheng (Son)


Historic (Confirmed)

Elder brother of Wang Yun, he was famed for his judgment of character, becoming well known and well respected. When Inspector of Ji province he was noted for dealing firmly with powerful local families while as Administrator of Hongnong, he killed several wealthy friends of the eunuchs who been causing trouble. When Wang Yun was in power, Changwen was appointed as Administrator of Zoupingyi.

Li Jue however soon took control of the capital, he summoned Wang Yun’s brother so Wang Hong consulted with Song Yi, the Administrator of Youfufeng, saying that Wang Yun was only kept alive because they were alive, if they raised armies together while contacting the other lords who had risen against Dong, then they would be able to save the situation. Despite Wang Hong also warning that going to Li Jue would mean death, Song Yi answered the summons of Li Jue, without his support Wang Hong was forced to go along too. Wang Yun, Song Yi and Wang Hong were executed on the 4th of July, Wang Hong cursing his former comrade “Song Yi was a useless bookworm, not fit to discuss great plans.”



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April 10, 2023