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Bao Xin; Pao Hsin; 鮑信

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Bao Xin 鮑信

Lived: AD 152–192

Biographies:

Served: Han, Liu Dai, Bao Xin, Wei

Urged Yuan Shao to attack Dong, invited Cao Cao to govern Yan. Died fighting Turbans.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Pao Hsin
Simplified Chinese: 鲍信
Pronunciation: Bao4 Xin4
Cantonese (Yale): Baau Seun
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Baau Seon
Min-Nan: Pauw Sin

Birthplace: Taishan

Rank and Titles

Chief Commandant of Cavalry; Chancellor of Jibei

Family and Relationships

Bao Dan (Father); Bao Tao, Bao Zhong ƒ (Brothers); Bao Xun, Bao Shao (Sons)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Did not send his brother to defeat Hua Xiong to steal the glory from Sun Jian.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 3, 5, 10

Hou Han shu: 70, 74

Zizhi tongjian: 59, 60

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May 13, 2014