Encyclopedia: Wen Chou

Wen Chou; Wên Ch‘ou; 文醜

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Wen Chou 文醜

Lived: AD ?–200


Served: Yuan Shao

A fierce general in service under Yuan Shao. Killed in battle with Cao Cao.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Wên Ch‘ou
Simplified Chinese: 文丑
Pronunciation: Wen2 Chou3
Cantonese (Yale): Man Chau
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Man Cau
Min-Nan: Bun Ciu

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was not killed by Guan Yu. He died in battle with Cao Cao after falling for one of Cao Cao’s plots.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 57, 22, 2628, 41, 45, 49, 77

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Wei 6, Wei 10, Wei 17

Hou Han shu: 74

Zizhi tongjian: 63

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May 13, 2014