Encyclopedia: Wang Yun

Wang Yun (Zishi); Wang Yün (Tzŭ-shih); 王允 (子師)

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Wang Yun (Zishi) 王允 (子師)

Lived: AD 137–192

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Served: Han

Diaochan’s father. Orchestrated the plot which resulted in Dong Zhuo’s death.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Wang Yün (Tzŭ-shih)
Simplified Chinese: 王允 (子师)
Pronunciation: Wang2 Yun3 (Zi3shi1)
Cantonese (Yale): Wong Wan (Ji-si)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Wong Wan (Zi-si)
Min-Nan: Ong Un (Cu-su)

Birthplace: Taiyuan

Rank and Titles

Attendant Officer; Imperial Clerk in the Censorate; Inspector of Yu; Gentleman of the Household in Attendance; Intendant of Henan; Grand Coachman; Minister over the Masses

Family and Relationships

Wang Shi (Father); Wang Gai, Wang Jing, Wang Ding (Sons); Wang Hong, Wang Mao (Brothers); Wang Hei (Grandson); Diaochan [Sable Cicada] ƒ (Adopted Daughter); Wang Chen, Wang Ling, Wang Hong (Nephews)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was not Diaochan’s father. She did not exist.
  • Turned Lü Bu against Dong Zhuo over an unnamed maid by chance, not through a premeditated plot.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 13, 120



Novel and History

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Literature and Language


May 13, 2014