Encyclopedia: Xu You

Xu You (Ziyuan); Hsü Yu (Tzŭ-yüan); 許攸 (子遠)

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Xu You (Ziyuan) 許攸 (子遠)

Lived: AD ?–204

Biographies:
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Served: Yuan Shao, Wei

Childhood friend of Cao Cao. Betrayed Yuan Shao to Cao, but was killed by Xu Chu.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hsü Yu (Tzŭ-yüan)
Simplified Chinese: 许攸 (子远)
Pronunciation: Xu2 You1 (Zi3yuan3)
Cantonese (Yale): Heui Yau (Ji-yun)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Heoi Jau (Zi-jyun)
Min-Nan: Khouw Yu (Cu-wan)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was executed by Cao Cao rather then Xu Chu.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 7, 22, 30, 33, 45

Zizhi tongjian: 64

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May 13, 2014