Huangfu Duan – Water Margin

紫髯伯皇甫端 - 《水浒传》

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Huangfu Duan (皇甫端)” is a character in the classic Chinese novel “Water Margin,” also known as “Outlaws of the Marsh.” He is one of the legendary 108 bandits in Liangshan Marsh and is known for his loyalty and bravery.

Huangfu Duan was originally from Nanyang and was a military officer before he became an outlaw. He is described as a tall and broad-shouldered man with a square face and large eyes. He was a competent warrior and skilled in using a pair of long spears. He was also known for his sense of humor and his love for fine wine and food.

After joining the Liangshan bandits, Huangfu Duan quickly became one of their leaders and took part in many of their battles against the government forces. He was known for his bravery and was respected by his fellow bandits. When the Liangshan bandits were finally pardoned by the emperor and became a part of the imperial army, Huangfu Duan continued to serve with distinction.

In the end, Huangfu Duan was appointed as the General of the Left in the imperial army and played a crucial role in several battles against the foreign invaders. He died a hero’s death on the battlefield, defending his country and the emperor.

In “Water Margin,” Huangfu Duan is portrayed as a loyal and brave warrior who is also able to enjoy the finer things in life. He is a well-rounded character who is both feared and respected by his fellow bandits, as well as the imperial army. His story is an inspiring one and continues to be popular among Chinese people today.

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