Encyclopedia: Cai Gu

Cai Gu; Ts‘ai Ku; 蔡谷

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Cai Gu 蔡谷

Lived: Unknown

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Served: Han

Warned his cousin Cai Yong that fleeing Dong Zhuo would fail due to Yong’s fame.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ts‘ai Ku
Simplified Chinese: 蔡谷

Birthplace: Chenliu

Family and Relationships

Cai Yong (Cousin)

Literary Appearances

Hou Han shu: 60

Biography

Historic (Confirmed)

Cai Gu, born in Chenliu, was cousin to Cai Yong. They served Dong Zhuo in Chang’an together in the early 190s. Concerned with their circumstances Cai Yong considered an escape to the east, but Cai Gu advised against the idea on grounds that Cai Yong was too well-known for the plan to succeed. (1)

(1): de Crespigny, Rafe: A Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (23-220 AD)

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May 13, 2014