A skilled advisor of the Wei kingdom. His efforts laid the foundation of Jin.
Birthplace: Wen County, Henei Prefecture
(Presently Wen County in He Nan Province)
Rank and Titles
Senior Clerk for Literary Scholarship, Master of Records to the Office of the Chancellor, Major to the Army of the Chancellor, Master of Writing, Grand General Who Comforts the Army, General of the Agile Cavalry, Grand General of the Agile Cavalry, Marshal of Jing and Yu, Grand General, Grand Commandant, Palace Attendant, Director of Military Affairs, Intendant of the Affairs of the Masters of Writing, Grand Tutor
Family and Relationships
Fact vs. Fiction
Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction
- Was not nearly burned to death in Shangfang Gorge.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 39, 69, 73, 75, 77, 78, 80, 85, 86, 91, 94–107, 108, 109, 119
Zizhi tongjian: 65, 67, 68
Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Chapter 106
Sima Yi said, “There are five possible operations in war: if you can fight, fight; if you cannot fight, defend; if you cannot defend, flee; if you cannot flee, surrender; if you cannot surrender, die! And a hostage would be meaningless.”
- Translation of the Book of Jin (Sima Yi)
- Ranks of Sima Yi
- Who is Best Strategist? Sima Yi, Lu Xun, or Zhuge Liang?
- Why Do People Accuse Sima Yi of Being a Traitor?
- Sima Yi Suggests, Cao Declines.
- Who Was Best: Zhuge Liang, Lu Xun, or Sima Yi?
- Had Sima Yi Stormed into the Empty Fort…
- Pang Tong or Sima Yi
- Prime Minister Zhuge Liang, Sima Yi or Lu Xun?
- Kongming’s 4th Campaign: Wang Ping; Zhang He and Sima Yi
- Guo Jia Vs. Sima Yi
- Who is Most Talented, Kongming or Sima Yi?
- View ≈13 Additional Results?
- In the Comic Ravages of Time, Book I, Whom Did Sima Yi Kill?
- No Sima Yi?
- Sima Yi Given Too Much Attention?
- Sima Yi: Victimised More Than Anyone?
- Sima Yi: Genius or Mediocre at Best?
- Question on Sima Yi Defeating Zhuge Liang?
- Sima Yi’s Family Tree
- Zhuge Liang Vs. Sima Yi
- What if Sima Yi and Zhuge Liang Were Together
- On Sima Yi and Traitorness
- In Defence of Sima Yi.
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