Encyclopedia: Xu Qiu

Xu Qiu (Mengyu); Hsü Ch‘iu (Mêng-yü); 徐璆 (孟玉)

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Xu Qiu (Mengyu) 徐璆 (孟玉)

Lived: Unknown

Biographies:
None Available

Served: Han, Wei

A scholarly man of utmost honesty, he refused to serve Yuan Shu and returned the imperial seal.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hsü Ch‘iu (Mêng-yü)
Simplified Chinese: 徐璆 (孟玉)
Pronunciation: Xu2 Qiu2 (Meng4yu4)
Cantonese (Yale): Cheui Kau (Maang-yuk)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Ceoi Kau (Maang-juk)

Birthplace: Guangling

Other Names: Xu Jiu, Xu Liu, Mengben, Mengping

Name Notes: Also Xu Jiu. Styled Mengyu (孟玉), Mengben (孟本), or Mengping (孟平). Sometimes found as Xu Liu.

Rank and Titles

Inspector of Jing; Administrator of Runan; Administrator of Dong Hai; Minister of Justice; Minister of Guards; Minister of Ceremonies

Family and Relationships

Xu Shu (Father)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Did not kill Yuan Shu’s family.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 21

Sanguozhi: Wei 1

Hou Han shu: 48, 68-69, 71

Zizhi tongjian: 58, 63

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May 13, 2014