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Emperor Shao [Liu Bian]; Emperor Shao; 少帝[劉辯]

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Emperor Shao [Liu Bian] 少帝[劉辯]

Lived: AD 173–190


Served: Han

Emperor Shao of Han (AD 189). Deposed and poisoned by Dong Zhuo.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Emperor Shao [Liu Pien]
Simplified Chinese: 少帝[刘辩]
Pronunciation: Shao4 Di4 [Liu2 Bian4Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Siudai [Laubin]
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Siudai [Laubin]

Birthplace: Luo Yang, Si Li Province

Other Names: Liu Bian, Prince Bian, Emperor Bian

Name Notes: ‘Emperor Bian’ at times in the Brewitt-Taylor translation.

Rank and Titles

Emperor (189)

Family and Relationships

Emperor Ling [Liu Hong] (Father); Empress He (Mother); Emperor Xian [Liu Xie] (Half-Brother); He Jin (Uncle); Tang Ji (Concubines)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 24, 6

Zizhi tongjian: 59



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Literature and Language


May 13, 2014