Hou Cheng

Hou Cheng

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hou Cheng was a general serving under the warlord L Bu during the late Han Dynasty era of Chinese history. He defected to the warlord Cao Cao during the Battle of Xiapi. According to Sima Biao's Spring and Autumn Annals of the Nine Provinces, Hou once sent a man to graze a band of 15 horses outside the city, but the man drove the horse towards Xiaopei, intending to defect to Liu Bei. Hou personally led a pursuit and reclaimed the horses. His colleagues then gathered to celebrate. Before the feast ensued, Hou brought some wine to pay respect to L Bu, but the latter was enraged as he had enforced a ban on liquor. The fearful Hou then discarded all his wine and called off the celebration. When Cao Cao laid siege on L Bu in Xiapi in 198, Hou, together with Song Xian and Wei Xu, captured L Bu's chief advisor Chen Gong and surrendered. L was defeated and executed shortly afterwards. Hou Cheng's fate after the battle was not recorded in history.
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136503441
  • 9786136503448