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Lu Fang

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Created by  Shi Yukun
Children  Lu Zhen, son
Alias(es)  Zhang Da (張大)
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Appearances  The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants (and sequels)
Nickname(s)  Penetrating-Heaven Rat Coiling-Mast Rat
Hometown  Songjiang (in Xiu Prefecture)
Similar  Xu Qing, Han Zhang, Bai Yutang, Zhan Zhao, Ding Yuehua

Lu Fang (盧方) is a fictional character from the 19th-century Chinese novel The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants. The leader and the oldest of 5 sworn brothers known as the "Five Rats", he was nicknamed "Penetrating-Heaven Rat" for his mast-climbing skills.



Lu Fang's father had been a rich but generous squire on Hollow Island (陷空島) in Songjiang, and Lu Fang inherited his Lu-Family Estate (盧家莊). His estate engaged in fishing in the river surrounding the island. Once, when a boat's halyard broke, Lu Fang quickly climbed up the mast and knotted the loose ends together. He was thereafter nicknamed "Sky-Penetrating Rat".

He was married with a son Lu Zhen (盧珍).

Lu Fang valued friendship and became sworn brothers with Han Zhang, Xu Qing, Jiang Ping, and Bai Yutang, all from different places in the empire. Together, they lived on Hollow Island and were collectively known as "The Five Rats" (五鼠). As the oldest brother, Lu Fang was the leader.

Portrayal in film and television

  • Yang Chih-ching in King Cat (1967)
  • Tso You in Justice Pao (1974–75)
  • Cheung Chin-pang in Cat vs Rat (1982)
  • Chu Ko in House of Traps (1982)
  • Chang Kuo-chu in Justice Pao (1993–94)
  • Shut Chung-tin in The Invincible Constable (1993)
  • Lin Tsai-pei in The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants (1994)
  • Wang Quanyou in The New Seven Heroes and Five Gallants (1994)
  • Xie Jiaqi in Cat and Mouse (2003)
  • Gao Zhan in A Game of Cat and Mouse (2005)
  • Zhang Xin in Bai Yutang (2005) and Justice Bao (2008)
  • Wang Wenyan in Justice Bao: The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants (2010)
  • Liu Weihua in Invincible Knights Errant (2011)
  • Shang Daqing in Sleek Rat, the Challenger (2013)
  • He Yu in The Three Heroes and Five Gallants (upcoming)
  • References

    Lu Fang Wikipedia