Chen Tang

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For the actress surnamed Tang, see Tang Chen.
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.

Chen Tang (Chinese: 陈汤; Wade-Giles:Ch'en T'ang), born in Jining, Shandong, was famous for his battle against Zhizhi in 36 BC,[1] and a quote 夫胡兵五而当汉兵一 "a single soldier of Han is equivalent to five Northern barbarian soldiers".

Another famous quote "明犯强汉者,虽远必诛" from Chen Tang: "No matter how far away, who dares to offend mighty Han will be put to death".


  1. ^ Grousset, Rene (1970). The Empire of the Steppes. Rutgers University Press. p. 38. ISBN 0-8135-1304-9.