Xu Huang – Romance of the Three Kingdoms

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Xu Huang” is a character in the Chinese classic novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”. He was a military general during the late Eastern Han dynasty and early Three Kingdoms period of China.

Xu Huang was born in the county of Nanyang, which is located in present-day Henan province. He was known for his bravery and strength, and quickly rose through the ranks of the Han army. He was eventually appointed as the governor of Bing Province, where he successfully defended against invading forces.

After the fall of the Han dynasty, Xu Huang continued to serve as a general under the warlord Gongsun Zan. However, he eventually defected to the warlord Cao Cao, who was one of the most powerful figures of the time and sought to reunify the fragmented China. Under Cao Cao’s command, Xu Huang played a crucial role in several major battles and was instrumental in securing Cao Cao’s dominance in northern China.

Xu Huang was known for his strategic prowess and was also respected by his soldiers for his fairness and compassion. He was said to have a thunderous voice that could rally his troops and intimidate his enemies. He was also known for his personal bravery and was said to have fought in the front lines of many battles.

Despite his loyalty and contributions to Cao Cao’s cause, Xu Huang was never appointed as a top-ranking official. Nevertheless, he remained one of Cao Cao’s trusted and capable generals until his death.

In “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”, Xu Huang is depicted as a faithful and capable general who served Cao Cao with distinction. He is remembered as one of the greatest military figures of the Three Kingdoms period and is still celebrated as a hero in Chinese folklore and popular culture.

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