Encyclopedia: Cao Zhi

Cao Zhi (Zijian); Ts‘ao Chih (Tzŭ-chien); 曹植 (子建)

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Cao Zhi (Zijian) 曹植 (子建)

Lived: AD 192–232

Biographies:

Served: Wei

Cao Cao’s third son by Empress Bian. Originally favored as heir over Cao Pi. Famous poet.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ts‘ao Chih (Tzŭ-chien)
Simplified Chinese: 曹植 (子建)
Pronunciation: Cao2 Zhi2 (Zi3jian4Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Chou Jik (Ji-gin)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Cou Zik (Zi-gin)
Min-Nan: Co Tit (Cu-kian)

Rank and Titles

Earl of Pingyuan (AD 212); Earl of Linzi (AD 215); Enemy-defeating General (AD 220) Earl of Anxiang (AD 223; Demotion); Earl of Yingcheng (AD 223); Prince of Chen (AD 232);

Family and Relationships

Cao Cao (Father); Empress Bian (Mother); Cao Pi, Cao Zhang, Cao Xiong (Brothers); Lady Cui (Wife); Cui Yan (In-law)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 34, 44, 68, 72, 78, 79, 91

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May 13, 2014