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Yan Xiang; Yen Hsiang; 閻象

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Yan Xiang 閻象

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Served: Yuan Shu

Senior member of Yuan Shu’s staff. Objected to Yuan Shu’s plans to assume the imperial title.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Yen Hsiang
Simplified Chinese: 阎象
Cantonese (Yale): Yim Jeung
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Jim Zoeng

Birthplace: Jingzhao

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 17

Hou Han shu: 75

Biography

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A senior member of Yuan Shu’s staff. In AD 196 he objected to Yuan Shu’s plans to assume the imperial title. (1) In the novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, he advised Yuan Shu to abandon his plans of attacking Sun Ce in favor of defending against the greater threat posed by Lü Bu. (2)

1: Hou Han Shu: 75/65:2439

2: Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Chapter 17

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May 13, 2014