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Cai Xun; Ts’ai Hsün; 蔡壎

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Cai Xun 蔡壎


Lived: AD ?–208

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Served: Liu Biao, Wei

Relative of Cai Mao, killed with an arrow by Gan Ning in a navy battle.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ts’ai Hsün
Simplified Chinese: 蔡埙

Birthplace: Nan

Family and Relationships

Cai Feng (Father); Cai Mao, Cai He, Cai Zhong (Brother); Lady Cai (Sister); Liu Cong (Nephew)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 34, 45, 50


Sanguo Yanyi

Cai Xun guarded the south road to stop Liu Bei escaping in Cai Mao’s plot but Liu Bei fled west and over the river. Cai Xun later served Wei when Liu Cong surrendered and was at Chi Bi when Wei attacked Wu’s navy. When Gan Ning issued a challenged, Cai Xun responded but was shot as he approached.



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April 10, 2023