Encyclopedia: Xiahou Mao

Xiahou Mao (Zilin); Hsiahou Mao (Tzŭ-lin); 夏侯楙 (子林)

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Xiahou Mao (Zilin) 夏侯楙 (子林)

Lived: Unknown

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Served: Wei

Friend of Cao Pi, not very good at tactics and enjoyed an easy life. Slandered by family.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hsiahou Mao (Tzŭ-lin)
Simplified Chinese: 夏侯楙 (子林)
Pronunciation: Xia4hou2 Mao4 (Zi3xiu1)
Cantonese (Yale): Hahau Mau (Ji-yau)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Haahau Mau (Zi-jau)

Birthplace: Pei

Name Notes: Xiahou Mao’s style name was recorded, historically, as Zilin, but Zixiu (子休) is used in the novel.

Rank and Titles

Duke; Palace Attendant; Imperial Secretariat; Area Commander in the West; Governor of Guanzhong

Family and Relationships

Xiahou Dun (Father); Cao Cao (Father-in-law); Princess Qinghe (Wife)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Never fought Zhuge Liang or fled to exile.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 9193, 102

Search Results

Xiahou Mao (and Other Underdogs)
Date: 03/03     Replies: 38


Jia Yanjiu’s Xiahou Mao Biography (Changsha Educated Press)
Date: 04/06     Replies: 12



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May 13, 2014