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Lord Kou; K‘ou; 侯寇

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Lord Kou 侯寇

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Father of Liu Feng, who Liu Bei adopted as his heir. His family held a county fief in Changsha.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: K‘ou
Simplified Chinese: 侯寇

Family and Relationships

Liu Feng (Son)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Historic details of Lord Kou are sparse. Much of the story behind Liu Bei’s adoption of Liu Feng in the novel is fictional.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 36

Sanguozhi: Shu 10

Biography

Historic (Confirmed)

Lord Kou was of the Kou family, who held a county fief in Changsha, and was related by marriage to the Liu clan of that commandery. When Liu Bei came to Jing province in AD 201 he had no heir, so he adopted Kou Feng, then ten years of age, as his son. (1)

1: Source: Rafe de Crespigny

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May 13, 2014