Encyclopedia: Pei Qian

Pei Qian (Wenxing); P‘ei Ch‘ien (Wên-hsing); 裴潛 (文行)

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Pei Qian (Wenxing) 裴潛 (文行)

Lived: AD ?–244

Biographies:
None Available

Served: Wei

Refused service with Liu Biao, he dealt with the Shanyu without an army.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: P‘ei Ch‘ien (Wên-hsing)
Simplified Chinese: 裴潜 (文行)

Birthplace: Hedong

Rank and Titles

Adviser to the Army of the Imperial Chancellor: Adviser to the Army of the Imperial Chancellor; Junior Clerk in the Department of Granaries Under the Chancellor: Junior Clerk in the Department of Granaries Under the Chancellor; Grand Administrator of Dai: Grand Administrator of Dai; Senior Clerk in the Department of Justice Under the Chancellor: Senior Clerk in the Department of Justice Under the Chancellor; Inspector of Yan Province: Inspector of Yan Province

Family and Relationships

Pei Mao (Father); Pei Hui (Brother)

Biography

Historic (Confirmed)

Pei Qian was the son of Pei Mao. In AD 189, he fled to Jing province, but refused to work under Liu Biao. Later, he joined Cao Cao and was appointed Administrator of Dai in 216. He managed to pacify the Wuhuan peoples while there, but his successor did not deal with them as firmly once Pei Qian was moved from this post in AD 218. This resulted in Wuhuan revolts that were suppressed by Cao Zhang.

In 219, Pei Qian became Inspector of Yan Province. He led troops to assist Wen Hui against Sun Quan. He was also commanded to take part in the defense against Guan Yu, but by the time he arrived with soldiers, the battle in that area was over. After this, Pei Qian was granted many ranks, including Minister of Finance and Director of the Secretariat under the Wei Emperor Cao Rui. Early in his life, Pei Mao disapproved of Pei Qian’s seemingly casual attitude, but Pei Qian changed and later took his work far more seriously. Pei Qian was said to be frugal, even with his family.

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May 13, 2014