Encyclopedia: Cai Yang

Cai Yang; Ts‘ai Yang; 蔡陽

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Cai Yang 蔡陽

Lived: AD ?–200

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Served: Wei

Sent to take Runan from Liu Bei and Liu Pi but failed and was killed.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ts‘ai Yang
Simplified Chinese: 蔡扬
Pronunciation: Cai4 Yang2
Cantonese (Yale): Choi Yeung
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Coi Joeng
Min-Nan: Coa Yang

Name Notes: His given name may be either ’揚’ or ’陽’.

Family and Relationships

Qin Qi (Nephew)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was not related to Qin Qi.
  • Was not killed by Guan Yu, he was killed at Ru’nan.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 2627, 28, 41

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Shu 1


Historic (Confirmed)

When Liu Bei, at the time an officer under Yuan Shao, was sent to Runan with troops, he joined up with bandits led by Gong Du. Cao Cao sent Cai Yang against Liu Bei but Cai Yang was defeated and killed.



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April 10, 2023