Encyclopedia: Liu Ba

Liu Ba (Zichu); Liu Pa (Tzŭ-ch‘u); 劉巴 (子初)

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Liu Ba (Zichu) 劉巴 (子初)

Lived: AD 173–222

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Served: Yuan Shu, Wei, Liu Zhang, Shu

Rescued Shu’s economy after Liu Bei’s troops had plundered the treasury.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Liu Pa (Tzŭ-ch‘u)
Simplified Chinese: 刘巴 (子初)
Pronunciation: Liu2 Ba1 (Zi3chu1)
Cantonese (Yale): Lau Ba (Ji-cho)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Lau Baa (Zi-co)

Birthplace: Lingling

Rank and Titles

Commandry Registrar; Senior Clerk; Senior Clerk in the Department of the West

Family and Relationships

Liu Xiang (Father)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 62, 65, 91



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May 13, 2014