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

Yang Huai
楊懷
MonarchLiu Zhang
Personal details
Bornunknown
Died212
OccupationGeneral

LifeEdit

Little is known of Yang Huai except that he, along with Gao Pei (高沛), were assigned to guard the Boshui Pass (白水關) 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 moving to capture Chengdu's capital, caught Yang and Gao off guard. Before reinforcements could arrive, Yang and Gao were executed because they were 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).[a][1][2]

In Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit

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 feigned their surrender and planned on assassinating Liu Bei; however, Pang Tong´s insight had revealed their intentions to Liu Bei, and Yang and Gao were executed.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In 212 Gao Pei was a general of Liu Zhang in Ba commandery. As Liu Bei prepared to turn against Liu Zhang he arrested Gao Pei and his colleague Yang Huai, charged them with a lack of courtesy and killed them.

ReferencesEdit

  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u懷、沛,還向成都,所過輒克) Sanguozhi vol. 37.
  3. ^ Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Three KingdomsEdit