Encyclopedia: Wang Fu

Wang Fu [Wang Zifu] (Ziyou); Wang Fu (Tzu-yu); 王服[王子服] (子由)

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Wang Fu [Wang Zifu] (Ziyou) 王服[王子服] (子由)

Lived: AD ?–200

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Served: Han

Part of the ‘Jade Girdle’ plot to kill Cao Cao. Courtier of Dong Cheng. Executed by Cao.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Wang Fu [Wang Tzŭfu] (Tzu-yu)
Simplified Chinese: 王服[王子服] (子由)
Pronunciation: Wang2fu2 [Wang2zi3fu2]
Cantonese (Yale): Wongfuk [Wongjifuk]
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Wongfuk [Wongzifuk]

Other Names: Wang Zifu

Name Notes: Wang Fu appears as Wang Zifu (王子服) in the novel, SGZ Shu, and other sources. This appears to be an error. Rafe de Crespigny wrote the following in To Establish Peace I: “The main text of SGZ 32 gives the personal name of Wang Fu as, but Xiandi qijuzhu, quoted by PC, and the parallel texts HHS 9, 381, and HHS 72/62, 2343, all omit the character zi. It is presumably dittography from the name of Wu Zilan immediately preceding.”

Rank and Titles


Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 20, 21, 23, 24

Sanguozhi: Shu 2

Hou Han shu: 9

Zizhi tongjian: 63

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