Yang Huai (General)

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Yang Huai
Guardian of Boshui pass (博水關守護者)
In office
? (?) – 212 (212)
MonarchLiu Zhang
Personal details

Yang Huai (died 212) was a military general serving under Liu Zhang, ruler of Yi Province (present-day Sichuan and Chongqing), during the Three Kingdoms period of China.

Early life

Little is known of Yang Huai except that him, along with Gao Pei (高沛), were assigned to be Guardians of Boshui pass (博水關) from Zhang Lu in case of a sudden attack, however, Liu Bei, along with Pang Tong´s second plan of taking control of Liu Zhang´s army`s in the north, then move to capture the capital of Chengdu, Caught Yang and Gao off guard, and before reinforcements could arrive, Yang and Gao were executed on the excuse they were being disrespectful to him. Liu bei took the pass`s garrison into his army, and proceeded to attack Fu county (涪縣; in present-day Fuling District, Chongqing).[1][2]

In Romance of the Three Kingdoms

in the 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the story was a little different. When Liu Bei arrived at the pass, both Yang Huai and Gao Pei had faked their surrendering, and planned on assasinating Liu Bei, however, Pang Tong´s insight had led their intentions to Liu Bei, and Yang and Gao were executed.[3]


  1. A Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (23-220 AD) By Rafe de Crespigny
  2. (先主然其中計,即斬懷、沛,還向成都,所過輒克) Sanguozhi vol. 37.
  3. Romance of the Three Kingdoms

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