Encyclopedia: Hou Lan

Hou Lan; Hou Lan; 侯覽

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Hou Lan 侯覽

Lived: AD ?–172

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Served: Han

One of the Ten Regular Attendants. Tried to make off with Emperor Shao.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hou Lan
Simplified Chinese: 侯览
Cantonese (Yale): Hau Laam
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Hau Laam
Min-Nan: Houw Lam

Birthplace: Fandong county

Rank and Titles

Regular Palace Attendant; Marquis Within the Imperial Domain; Marquis of Gao District; Grand Coachman of the Palace of Prolonged Joy;

Family and Relationships

Hou Can (Younger Brother)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Ordered to commit suicide due to being “found guilty of luxury and arrogance, and of acting with arbitrary authority.” and was not alive for the Turban revolt though the eunuchs did blame him.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 1, 3

Search Results

The Ten Regular Attendants (or Twelve)
Date: 11/09     Replies: 26
The Emperor, or the Ten Attendants?
Date: 11/02     Replies: 15



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