Encyclopedia: Hua Xin

Hua Xin (Ziyu); Hua Hsin (Tzŭ-yü); 華歆 (子魚)

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Hua Xin (Ziyu) 華歆 (子魚)

Lived: AD 157–231

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Served: Liu Yao, Wu, Wei

Head of “The Dragon”, a group of three scholars. Promoted Emperor Xian’s abdication.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hua Hsin (Tzŭ-yü)
Simplified Chinese: 华歆 (子鱼)
Pronunciation: Hua4 Xin1 (Zi3yu2)

Rank and Titles

Office in Imperial Secretariat; Senior Clerk Under the Grand Tutor; Grand Administrator of Yuzhang; Gentleman-Consultant; Adviser to the Army of the Minister of Works; Prefect of the Masters of Writing of Han; Master of the Army; Imperial Counsellor; Supervisor of Works; Premier

Family and Relationships

Bing Yuan, Guan Ning (Belly, Tail of ‘The Dragon’)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was historically a rather friendly and quiet man. Quite unlike the rude character presented in the novel.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 29, 56, 66, 69, 78, 79, 80, 91, 94, 99

Popular Quotation

Sanguozhi: Wei, 13
“The ruler of a state takes the people as foundation…”

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May 13, 2014