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Huo Xing; Huo Hsing; 霍性

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Huo Xing 霍性

Lived: AD ?–220

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Served: Wei

Petitioned against Cao Pi’s inspection of the south. Tortured and executed before Pi changed his mind.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Huo Hsing
Simplified Chinese: 霍性
Pronunciation: Huo4 Xing4
Cantonese (Yale): Fok Sing
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Fok Sing

Rank and Titles

Imperial Corps Commander

Literary Appearances

Sanguozhi: Wei 2

Biography

Historic (Confirmed)

Huo Xing served as General of the Household to the court of Wei in AD 220 when Cao Pi prepared an inaugural tour as a display of strength to the south. Huo Xing memorialized against the tour, claiming it was inappropriate. Angered by the interference, Cao Pi ordered Huo Xing tortured and executed. It is claimed that he wished to rescind his orders, but not in time to spare Huo Xing’s life.

Source: de Crespigny, Rafe; Bibliographical History of the Three Kingdoms

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May 13, 2014