Encyclopedia: He Yan

He Yan (Pingshu); Ho Yen (P‘ing-shu); 何晏 (平叔)

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He Yan (Pingshu) 何晏 (平叔)

Lived: AD ?–249

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Served: Wei

Was a trusted friend of Cao Shuang, a leading writer and philosopher. Took drugs.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ho Yen (P‘ing-shu)
Simplified Chinese: 何晏 (平叔)
Pronunciation: He2 Yan4 (Ping2shu1)
Min-Nan: Ho An (Peng-siok)

Rank and Titles

State Secretary of Personnel

Family and Relationships

Cao Cao (Father-in-law); Lady Yin (Mother); He Jin (Grandfather)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 106, 107

Popular Quotation

Shishuo Xinyu (New Account of the Tales of the World): Page 36
“Whenever I take five-mineral powder, not only does it heal any illness I might have, but I am also aware of my spirit and intelligence becoming receptive and lucid.”

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May 13, 2014