Encyclopedia: Ma Yan

Ma Yan; Ma Yen; 馬延

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Ma Yan 馬延

Lived: AD ?–208

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Served: Yuan Shang, Wei

Served Yuan Shang, and later Cao Cao. Killed by Gan Ning.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ma Yen
Simplified Chinese: 马延
Pronunciation: Ma3 Yan2
Cantonese (Yale): Ma Yin
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Maa Jin

Family and Relationships

Zhang Yi (Brother Warrior)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 32, 33, 41, 50

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Wei 6, Wei 30

Hou Han shu: 74-75

Zizhi tongjian: 64



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May 13, 2014