Encyclopedia: Chen Tai

Chen Tai (Xuanbo); Ch‘ên T‘ai (Hsüan-po); 陳泰 (玄伯)

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Chen Tai (Xuanbo) 陳泰 (玄伯)

Lived: AD ?–260


Served: Wei

Defended Wei against Jiang Wei. Wept at Cao Mao’s death, and died soon after.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ch‘ên T‘ai (Hsüan-po)
Simplified Chinese: 陈泰 (玄伯)
Pronunciation: Chen2 Tai4 (Xuan2bo2Pronunciation
Min-Nan: Tan Tay (Hian-pek)

Rank and Titles

Shan Qi Shi Lang; Duke; You Ji Jiang Jun; Inspector of the Bing Province; General Who Inspires Awe; Great Official of the Border; Imperial Secretariat; Inspector of the Yong Province; General Who Displays Firmness; General Who Subdues the West; Shang Shu You Pu She; Zhen Jun Jiang Jun; Zuo Pu She; Minister of Works; San Gong

Family and Relationships

Chen Qun (Father)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Never killed or encountered Bao Su, a fictional officer.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 107, 109111, 114

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May 13, 2014