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Officer Name
(Wade-Giles)
Traditional,
Simplified
Traditional Chinese,
Simplified Chinese
韓? (士元)
Han ? (Shih-yuan) 韩? (士元)
Noted by Chen Shou that no name, achievements or place of origin were available.
韓當 (義公)
Han Tang (I-kung) 韩当 (义公)
Veteran general in service to the Sun family. Served three generations.
韓德
Han Tê 韩德
Served Wei. Father to Han Ying, Yao, Qiong, and Qi. Died at Changshan facing Zhao Yun.
韓范
Han Fan 韩范
Feigned surrender to Cao Cao but was persuaded by Xu Huang to genuinely surrender.
韓馥 (文節)
Han Fu (Wên-chieh) 韩馥 (文节)
Surrendered to Yuan Shao but was abused. Fled to Zhang Miao and later committed suicide.
韓福
Han Fu 韩福
Governor of Luoyang, killed by Guan Yu while guarding the passes. Related to Wang Zhi.

Notes: ‘Han Qu’ in the online Brewitt-Taylor translation (to differentiate from the historic Han Fu), and in some Koei games.

韓浩 (元嗣)
Han Hao (Yüan-ssŭ) 韩浩 (元嗣)
Rescued Xiahou Dun from being held hostage. Supported the farm reforms.
韓暨 (公至)
Han Chi (Kung-tzŭ) 韩暨 (公至)
Sent by Cao Rui to tell Cao Zhen not to give battle against Zhuge Liang.
韓嵩 (德高)
Han Sung (Tê-kao) 韩嵩 (德高)
A tactician of Liu Biao, he served as one of Biao’s ministers.
韓遂 (文約)
Han Sui (Wên-yüeh) 韩遂 (文约)
Worked with Ma Chao, before defecting to Cao Cao. Lost his hand to Ma Chao.
韓暹
Han Hsien 韩暹
White Wave Rebel. Helped Emperor Xian. Served Yuan Shu, Lü Bu. Killed by Bei’s men.
韓信
Han Hsin 韩信
Reknowned commander who served Xiang Yu and later Liu Bang. Rose from a childhood of destitution.
韓玄
Han Hsüan 韩玄
Magistrate of Changsha. Wei Yan killed him and surrendered to Liu Bei.
韩荀 (莒子)
Han Hsün (Chü-tzŭ) 韓荀 (莒子)
Cavalry officer at Wuchao, beheaded by Cao Cao.

Notes: ‘Han Juzi’ in the online Brewitt-Taylor translation.

韓胤
Han Yin 韩胤
Sent by Yuan Shu to Lü Bu as a messenger for marriage, and later executed.
韓忠
Han Chung 韩忠
A member of the Yellow Scarves. Fought with Zhu Jun and Liu Bei at Wan, but was killed.
郝萌
Hao Mêng 郝萌
Served under Lü Bu. Helped fight Cao Cao at Puyang.
郝昭 (伯道)
Hao Chao (Po-tao) 郝昭 (伯道)
A talented officer of Wei. Successfully defended against Zhuge Liang at Chencang.
浩周
Hao Chou (K‘ung-i) 浩周
Captured at Fan, he would later assure Cao Pi that Sun Quan would keep his promise.
何進 (遂高)
Ho Chin (Sui-kao) 何进 (遂高)
Grand Administrator in the Han courts, but was assassinated by the eunuchs.
賀景
Ho Ching 贺景
Served Wu. Son of He Qi. Strict but kind. Died young.
何夔 (叔龍)
Ho K‘uei (Shu-lung) 何夔 (叔龙)
Claimed Yuan Shu lacked support if he declared himself Emperor. Noted for proper behaviour.
何曼
Ho Man 何曼
Nicknamed ‘The Shooting Devil’ in novel. Yellow Scarves commander. Executed by Cao Cao.
何苗
Ho Miao 何苗
Empress He’s older half-brother. Later killed by Wu Kuang.

Notes: Was born Zhu Miao.

賀齊 (公苗)
Ho Ch‘i (Kung-miao) 贺齐 (公苗)
Served Wu, first under Sun Ce. Became governor of Xuzhou. Father of He Da.
賀邵
Ho Shao (Hsin-po) 贺邵
Urged Sun Hao to change his ways. Executed when Sun Hao didn’t believe He Shao had a stroke.
何熙
Ho Hsi (Mêng-sun) 何熙
Noted for height, died of sickness after successfully fighting tribes.
和洽 (陽士)
Ho Hsia (Yang-shih) 和洽 (阳士)
Rescued Mao Jie from jail but unable to restore his rank. Supported Cao Pi’s succession and ascension.

Notes: Also known as He Qia. Appears as He He in the Brewitt-Taylor edition of Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

何晏 (平叔)
Ho Yen (P‘ing-shu) 何晏 (平叔)
Was a trusted friend of Cao Shuang, a leading writer and philosopher. Took drugs.
何儀
Ho I 何仪
Yellow Scarves commander. Captured Runan after the Yellow Scarves rebellion.
何颙 (伯求)
Ho Yong (Po-ch‘iu) 何顒 (伯求)
Recognised Cao Cao and Xun Yu as men who could deal with the troubles.

Notes: Known name is He Yu (何禺) in SGYY.

何曾 (穎考)
Ho Tsêng (Ying-k‘-ao) 何曾 (颖考)
Son of He Kui. Advised Sima Zhao to make his eldest son Sima Yan his heir.

Notes: Occasionally turns up as He Ceng.

何楨 (元幹)
Ho Chên (Yüan-kan) 何桢 (元幹)
Father of Empress He, became General of Chariots and Cavalry.
何植
Ho Chih 何植
Grandson of He Qi. Son of He Da. Sun Hao’s Minister of the Interior.
卑彌呼
Name is Japanese N/A
Queen Himiko was the female ruler of pre-Japan’s Yamatai region. Contacted Wei in AD 238.

Notes: Sometime also called Pimiku or Pimiko. Precise pronunciation of her name is unknown as the kanji of her name were written prior to mid-20th century kanji reforms. Himiko may be a Chinese corruption of himemiko (princess priestess or lady shaman), which translates to ‘Sun Child’.

侯成
Hou Ch‘êng 侯成
Cavalry commander under Lü Bu. Defected to Cao Cao.
侯覽
Hou Lan 侯览
One of the Ten Regular Attendants. Tried to make off with Emperor Shao.
侯選
Hou Hsüan 侯选
One of Han Sui’s Eight Knights. Surrendered to Cao Cao along with Han Sui.
侯音
Hou Yin 侯音
Led a revolt in Wan, capturing Dongli Gun but was defeated by Cao Ren.
胡班
Hu Pan 胡班
Son of Hu Hua. Helped Guan Yu during his 1,000 li journey from Cao Cao.
胡赤兒
Hu Ch‘ê–êrh 胡赤儿
Advisor to Niu Fu. He betrayed him and sided with Lü Bu, who executed him.

Notes: Hu Che’er is frequently confused with Hu Juer of Zhang Xiu, but they are, indeed, separate people. Hu Che’er’s name is sometimes typed with or without an apostrophe (Che’er or Cheer), and at times with a hypen instead (Che-er). To complicate matters further, sometimes his name is mistranslated as ‘Chi’er’, with all the according grammatical variations.

胡沖
Hu Ch‘ung 胡冲
Persuaded Sun Hao not to commit suicide but to surrender to Jin instead.

Notes: Also appears sometimes as Hu Zhong.

胡奮 (玄威)
Hu Fên (Hsüan-wei) 胡奋 (玄威)
Killed Zhuge Dan of Wu. Advised Du Yu to wait before attacking Jianye.
胡華
Hu Hua 胡华
Father of Hu Ban. Retired officer of the court under Emperor Huan. Met Guan Yu.
胡濟 (偉度)
Hu Chi (Wei-tu) 胡济 (伟度)
Based in Hanshou, went to Chengdu to get help to repel Wei’s invasion.
胡車兒
Hu Chüêrh 胡车儿
Served Zhang Xiu. Stole Dian Wei’s weapons as part of Jia Xu’s plan to defeat Cao Cao.

Notes: Ju1 is the former pronunciation of 車, which is now pronounced Che1. We hold true to the standard set by Moss Roberts and others, using the old pronunciation for an old historical figure. Besides, it helps to alleviate confusion between him and Hu Che’er of Niu Fu.

胡烈 (武玄)
Hu Lieh (Wu-hsüan) 胡烈 (武玄)
Took part in invasion of Shu, got former a vassal to warn his son about Zhong Hui’s revolt.
胡邈
Hu Miao 胡邈
Privy counselor to Emperor Xian. Tried to calm an angry Huangfu Li to protect him.
壺壽
Hu Shou 壶寿
Governor of Jizhou. Formed an alliance with Poison Yu. Defeated and executed by Yuan Shao.
胡淵 (世元)
Hu Yüan (Shih-yüan) 胡渊 (世元)
Son of Hu Lie, his army killed Zhong Hui and defeated Jiang Wei’s revolt.
胡軫 (文才)
Hu Chên (Wên-ts‘ai) 胡轸 (文才)
He led 5,000 men against Sun Jian but was killed by Cheng Pu after a few bouts.
胡質 (文德)
Hu Chih (Wên-tê) 胡质 (文德)
Governor of Dongwan, took part in Cao Xiu’s invasion of Wu.
胡綜 (偉則)
Hu Tsung (Wei-tse) 胡綜 (偉則)
Joined Sun Ce as a refugee, noted scholar for his liteary achievements.
胡遵
Hu Tsun 胡遵
Led the van against Gongsun Yuan then led the van in an invasion of Wu’s Dongxing.
華覈 (永先)
Hua Ho (Yung-hsien) 华覈 (永先)
Told Sun Hao not to attack but to gain the love of the people. Left court bemoaning Wu’s fate.

Notes: Incorrectly translated in the Brewitt-Taylor edition as Hua Jiao.

花鬘
Hua Man 花鬘
Hua Man is the fictional daughter of Meng Huo, as found in Koei games.
華佗 (元化)
Hua T‘o (Yüan-hua) 华佗 (元化)
A famous doctor from the Three Kingdoms period. Killed trying to avoid treating Cao Cao.
華歆 (子魚)
Hua Hsin (Tzŭ-yü) 华歆 (子鱼)
Head of “The Dragon”, a group of three scholars. Promoted Emperor Xian’s abdication.
華雄
Hua Hsiung 华雄
Brave general in service to Dong Zhuo. Died in battle with Sun Jian.

Notes: Usually Hua is pronounced Hua2, but in the case of a Surname, is pronounced Hua4, hence Hua4 in the audio file.

桓範 (元則)
Huan Fan (Yüan-tsê) 桓范 (元则)
Known as “Bag of Wisdom”, his advice was not heeded by Cao Shuang. Jailed by Sima Yi.
桓階 (伯緒)
Huan Chieh (Po-hsü) 桓阶 (伯绪)
Negotiated the return of Sun Jian’s body. Involved with Xian’s abdication.

Notes: ‘Huan Jie’ 桓階 in novel chapters 7 and 8; ‘Huan Ji’ in the online Brewitt-Taylor edition chapters 7 and 8. ‘Huan Jie’ (桓楷) in chapters 79 and 80. We recognize them as the same person; see ‘Fact vs. Fiction’ for more information.

桓邵
Huan Shao 桓邵
Belittled Cao Cao, fled south when Cao Cao became powerful. Shi Xie sent him back and Cao Cao executed Shao.
黃承彦
Huang Ch‘êngyen 黄承彦
Father of Zhuge Liang’s wife. A prominent scholar of the Later Han Dynasty.

Notes: Incorrectly referenced as Huang Chenyan (承 [Cheng2] as ‘Chen’) in many sites, biographies, and in some Brewitt-Taylor translations.

黃崇
Huang Ch‘ung 黄崇
Advised Zhuge Zhan to seize the high ground but was ignored. Killed by his soldiers.
黃蓋 (公覆)
Huang Kai (Kung-fu) 黄盖 (公覆)
Veteran general in Wu. Came up with the “Bitter Meat Plan” for Chibi.
黃皓
Huang Hao 黄皓
Eunuch in service to Liu Shan. His advice helped to destroy Shu.
黃華
Huang Hua 黄华
Warlord of Jiuquan, due to the death of another warlord, he surrendered to Wei.
黃權 (公衡)
Huang Ch‘üan (Kung-hêng) 黄权 (公衡)
Served Liu Zhang and later Liu Bei. Surrendered to Wei out of necessity.
黃邵
Huang Shao 黄邵
Yellow Scarves commander. Served with He Yi and He Man. Executed by Cao Cao.

Notes: In the novel, Sanguo yanyi, the Chinese characters used for Huang Shao’s name are huang2 shao4 黃劭. In Sanguozhi, the Chinese characters are huang2 shao4 黃邵. We have chosen to use the historic rendering.

黃射
Huang Shê 黄射
Defeated at Shaxian, then lost at Xiakou, friend of Mi Heng. Fate unsure.
黃敘
Huang Hsü 黄叙
Served Shu. Huang Zhong’s son, died young without children.
黃邕
Huang Yung 黄邕
Son of Huang Quan, who served Liu Zhang then Shu. Died without issue.
黃元
Huang Yüan 黄元
When Liu Bei became ill after Yiling, he rebelled. Defeated by Chen Hu.
黃月英
Huang Yüehying 黄月英
Zhuge Liang’s wife. Huang Chengyan’s daughter. Was very smart, but not beautiful.
黃忠 (漢升)
Huang Chung (Han-shêng) 黄忠 (汉升)
Joined Liu Bei after Han Xuan’s defeat. One of the Five Tiger Generals.
黃柱
Huang Chu 黃柱
Employed at Guiyang. Chen Shou recorded that most other information had been lost.
黃祖
Huang Tsu 黄祖
Served under Liu Biao. Later killed by Gan Ning at Xiakou.
皇甫闓
Huangfu K‘ai 皇甫闓
Officer of Wei and, later, Jin. Joined Zhong Hui in his conquest of Hanzhong.
皇甫酈
Huangfu Li 皇甫郦
Served Emperor Xian. Charged with making peace between Li Jue and Guo Si.
皇甫嵩 (義真)
Huangfu Sung (I-chên) 皇甫嵩 (义真)
Imperial Commander under Han. Fought heavily against the Yellow Turban Rebellion.
呼廚泉
Huch‘uch‘üan 呼厨泉
Helped Gao Gan against Zhong Yao then kept hostage by Wei after 216. Title died with him.
胡母班 (季皮)
Humu Pan (Chi-p‘i) 胡母班 (季皮)
Sent by Dong Zhuo to pursuade Yuan Shao to lay down his arms. Executed by Wang Kuang.

Notes: Hou Han shu records his style as Jiyou. SGZ: Yuan Shao.

霍篤
Huo Tu 霍笃
Had a few hundred followers, he died young and his brother inherited his troops.
火虎
Huo Hu 火虎
Huo Hu, self-proclaimed master of powders, joins Liu Bei in Capcom’s Destiny of an Emperor.

Notes: Huo Hu 火虎 literally translates as Fire Tiger. As such, it was probably intended to be a title rather than a name. Furthermore, Huo 火 is not a proper surname. In Japanese, Huo Hu is pronounced Kako. Discussion. Also, Huo is actually pronounced Huo3 in Chinese, but because Hu3 is after it, it changes Huo3 to Huo2.

霍峻 (仲邈)
Huo Chün (Chung-miao) 霍峻 (仲邈)
Held Jiameng against Liu Zhang’s generals before his countering and defeating them.
霍奴
Huo Nu 霍奴
Killed the Inspector of Youzhou and Governor of Zhuojun. Defeated and executed by Cao Cao.
霍性
Huo Hsing 霍性
Petitioned against Cao Pi’s inspection of the south. Tortured and executed before Pi changed his mind.
霍弋 (紹先)
Huo I (Shao-hsien) 霍弋 (绍先)
Son of Huo Jun, was concerned about lack of defences at Chengdu.

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