Encyclopedia: Yang Xiu

Yang Xiu (Dezu); Yang Hsiu (Tê-tsu); 楊修 (德祖)

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Yang Xiu (Dezu) 楊修 (德祖)

Lived: AD 175–219


Served: Han Sui, Wei

A talented scholar and friend of Cao Zhi, helped Zhi cheat Cao Cao’s tests.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Yang Hsiu (Tê-tsu)
Simplified Chinese: 杨修 (德祖)
Pronunciation: Yang2 Xiu1 (De2zu3)
Cantonese (Yale): Yeung Sau (Dak-jou)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Joeng Sau (Dak-zou)
Min-Nan: Yo Siu (Tek-couw)

Birthplace: Hongnong

Other Names: 楊脩, 杨脩

Rank and Titles

Master of Records to the Imperial Chancellor

Family and Relationships

Yang Ci (Grandfather); Yang Biao (Father); Yuan Shu (Uncle)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Died after Liu Bei’s invasion of Hanzhong, not during.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 23, 60, 71, 72

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Wei 21

Hou Han shu: 80

Zizhi tongjian: 65, 68-69

Search Results

A Problem with the Footnotes (Yang Xiu)
Date: 04/04     Replies: 11
Yang Xiu’s Death
Date: 02/03     Replies: 27



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May 13, 2014