Huang Gai

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Huang Gai ( 180s–210s), courtesy name Gongfu, was a military general who served under the warlord Sun Quan during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.wikipedia
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Sun Quan

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Huang Gai ( 180s–210s), courtesy name Gongfu, was a military general who served under the warlord Sun Quan during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.
Allied with Liu Bei and employing the combined strategies of Zhou Yu and Huang Gai, they defeated Cao Cao decisively at the Battle of Red Cliffs.

Sun Ce's conquests in Jiangdong

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He was involved in Sun Ce's conquests in the Jiangdong region.
Sun Ce had about 13 riders accompanying him at the time, including Han Dang, Huang Gai and Song Qian.

Battle of Red Cliffs

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In the winter of 208-209, Huang Gai fought in the Battle of Red Cliffs against Cao Cao's forces.
Observing this, divisional commander Huang Gai sent Cao Cao a letter feigning surrender and prepared a squadron of capital ships described as mengchong doujian .

Zhou Yu

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He was a subordinate of Zhou Yu, who was the frontline commander of Sun Quan's forces in that battle.
Huang Gai, one of Sun Quan's generals, told Zhou Yu: "The enemy are superior in numbers in comparison with our side. I fear that we cannot last long. However, I observe that Cao Cao's ships are linked to each other. We can destroy them by fire."

Mengchong

Huang Gai then prepared about ten mengchongs and doujians (鬬艦; a type of warship) and filled them with the ingredients necessary for starting a fire.
One of its most famous uses was in the naval battle of Red Cliffs in late 208 to early 209, in which the Eastern Wu commander Zhou Yu ordered Huang Gai to use a group of the ships loaded with flammable material in a fire attack on the navy of Cao Cao.

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Cai Zhong and Cai He, two spies planted by Cao Cao in Zhou Yu's camp, confirm Huang Gai's account that he was flogged on Zhou Yu's order because of an argument.

Kan Ze

Kan Ze later helps to convince Cao Cao that Huang Gai's defection is genuine, even though Cao initially saw through the ruse.
He saw through the Self Torture Ruse used by Huang Gai to trick Cao Cao into believing that his defection was genuine.

Warriors Orochi

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Huang Gai appears as a playable character in Koei's Dynasty Warriors and Warriors Orochi video game series.

Courtesy name

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Huang Gai ( 180s–210s), courtesy name Gongfu, was a military general who served under the warlord Sun Quan during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.

Han dynasty

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Huang Gai ( 180s–210s), courtesy name Gongfu, was a military general who served under the warlord Sun Quan during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.

Sun Jian

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He previously served under Sun Quan's predecessors – Sun Jian (Sun Quan's father) and Sun Ce (Sun Quan's elder brother). Around the 180s, when the warlord Sun Jian was raising a militia to help government forces suppress the Yellow Turban Rebellion, Huang Gai responded to the call and became one of Sun Jian's subordinates.

Sun Ce

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He previously served under Sun Quan's predecessors – Sun Jian (Sun Quan's father) and Sun Ce (Sun Quan's elder brother).

Lingling District

Lingling
Huang Gai was from Quanling County, Lingling Commandery, which is present-day Lingling District, Yongzhou, Hunan.

Yongzhou

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Huang Gai was from Quanling County, Lingling Commandery, which is present-day Lingling District, Yongzhou, Hunan.

Hunan

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Huang Gai was from Quanling County, Lingling Commandery, which is present-day Lingling District, Yongzhou, Hunan.

Nanyang, Henan

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He was a descendant of Huang Zilian, a former Administrator of Nanyang Commandery.

Xiaolian

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Huang Gai later became a minor official in the local commandery office before he was nominated as a xiaolian and employed as an assistant in the office of one of the Three Ducal Ministers.

Three Ducal Ministers

Three ExcellenciesGrand TutorMinister of Works
Huang Gai later became a minor official in the local commandery office before he was nominated as a xiaolian and employed as an assistant in the office of one of the Three Ducal Ministers.

Yellow Turban Rebellion

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Around the 180s, when the warlord Sun Jian was raising a militia to help government forces suppress the Yellow Turban Rebellion, Huang Gai responded to the call and became one of Sun Jian's subordinates.

Campaign against Dong Zhuo

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Huang Gai accompanied Sun Jian in attacking bandits in the region and also participated in the campaign against Dong Zhuo under Sun Jian's banner.

Dong Zhuo

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Huang Gai accompanied Sun Jian in attacking bandits in the region and also participated in the campaign against Dong Zhuo under Sun Jian's banner.

Jiangnan

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He was involved in Sun Ce's conquests in the Jiangdong region.

Wu (region)

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When Sun Quan was in control of the Wu territories, the lands were not very peaceful as the Shanyue tribes in the region often raided counties and caused much trouble.

Shanyue

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When Sun Quan was in control of the Wu territories, the lands were not very peaceful as the Shanyue tribes in the region often raided counties and caused much trouble.