Encyclopedia: Cao Pi

Cao Pi (Zihuan); Ts‘ao P‘i (Tzŭ-huan); 曹丕 (子桓)

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Cao Pi (Zihuan) 曹丕 (子桓)

Lived: AD 187–226


Served: Wei

Cao Cao’s second son and successor. Deposed Emperor Xian. First Wei Emperor.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ts‘ao P‘i (Tzŭ-huan)
Simplified Chinese: 曹丕 (子桓)
Pronunciation: Cao2 Pi1 (Zi3huan2Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Chou Pei (Ji-wun)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Cou Pei (Zi-wun)
Min-Nan: Co Pi (Cu-hoan)

Birthplace: Qiao County, Pei County
(Presently Bozhou city in Anhui Province)

Rank and Titles

General of the Gentlemen of the Household for All Purposes; Heir-Apparent; King of Wei; Governor of Jizhou; Emperor of Wei

Family and Relationships

Cao Song (Grandfather); Cao Cao (Father); Empress Bian (Mother); Cao Ang (Older Brother); Cao Zhang, Cao Zhi, Cao Xiong and others (Younger Brothers); Empress Zhen [Zhen Ji], Empress Guo (Wives); Cao Rui, Cao Xie, Cao Rui, Cao Jian, Cao Lin, Cao Li, Cao Yong, Cao Gong, Cao Yan (Sons)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 3234, 68, 72, 7882, 8487, 91, 93, 94, 97, 99, 106, 109, 111, 119, 120

Search Results

Info on Cao Pi and His Reign
Date: 10/12     Replies: 8
Liu Bei Attacks Wu; Cao Pi Joins
Date: 09/09     Replies: 54
Cao Pi vs Cao Zhi
Date: 11/06     Replies: 18
What if Cao Pi Listened to Liu Ye?
Date: 08/03     Replies: 14
Sons of Cao Cao and Cao Pi (updated May 28)
Date: 05/03     Replies: 19
Cao Pi Compared to Cao Zhi
Date: 04/03     Replies: 27


Cao Pi’s Autobiography
Date: 09/03     Replies: 34

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February 17, 2023