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Bi Chen; Pi Ch‘ên; 畢諶

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Bi Chen 畢諶

Lived: Unknown

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Served: Wei, Zhang Miao, Lü Bu

Aide to Cao Cao, his family was captured and he left only to be captured later.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Pi Ch‘ên
Simplified Chinese: 毕谌
Pronunciation: Bi4 Chen2
Cantonese (Yale): Bat Sam
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Bat Sam

Birthplace: Dongping

Other Names: Bi Cheng

Name Notes: Also called Bi Cheng in the SGZ.

Rank and Titles

Aide-de-Camp; Chancellor of Luguo

Literary Appearances

Sanguozhi: Wei 1


Historic (Confirmed)

When Cao Cao was Governor of Yanzhou, Bi Chen of Donghai was his Aide-de-camp. At Zhang Miao’s rebellion, Bi Chen’s family were abducted, because of this, Cao Cao urged Bi to leave, saying: “Your elderly mother is with Zhang Miao, you can go.” Bi Chen showed obeisance and declared his loyalty, moving Cao Cao to tears.. As soon as Bi Chen left the tent, he went to Zhang Miao. At the fall of Lü Bu, Bi Chen was captured alive. The host feared for him but Cao Cao said: “A person is filially pious to his parents, will also be loyal to his lord! This is the man for whom I have been searching.” And then he made Bi Chancellor of Luguo.



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April 10, 2023