Encyclopedia: Zu Bi

Zu Bi; Tsu Pi; 祖弼

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Zu Bi 祖弼


Lived: AD ?–220

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Served: Han

Keeper of the Imperial Seal under Emperor Xian. Executed before Xian was deposed.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Tsu Pi
Simplified Chinese: 祖弼
Pronunciation: Zu3 Bi4
Cantonese (Yale): Jou Bat
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Zou Bat
Min-Nan: Couw Pit

Rank and Titles

Keeper of the Imperial Seal

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 80


Sanguo Yanyi

Zu Bi was the Keeper of the Imperial Seal for the Han. When Cao Hong, Hua Xin and other officials demanded that Emperor Xian abdicate to Cao Pi, he was present. When Cao Hong demanded that Bi give them the Imperial Seal, he refused to present it, and Cao Hong ordered him removed and executed, his protests unceasing until the moment of his death.



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May 13, 2014