Encyclopedia: Cao Ren

Cao Ren (Zixiao); Ts‘ao Jên (Tzŭ-hsiao); 曹仁 (子孝)

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Cao Ren (Zixiao) 曹仁 (子孝)

Lived: AD 168–223


Served: Wei

Cao Cao’s cousin. Served as Minister of War for Cao Cao.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ts‘ao Jên (Tzŭ-hsiao)
Simplified Chinese: 曹仁 (子孝)
Pronunciation: Cao2 Ren2 (Zi3xiao4Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Chou Yan (Ji-haau)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Cou Jan (Zi-haau)
Min-Nan: Co Jin (Cu-hauw)

Birthplace: Qiao County, Pei County
(Bozhou City, An Hui Province)

Rank and Titles

Major with a Separate Command; Colonel of Lifeng; Grand Administrator of Guangyang; Imperial Consultant; Marquis of Du Commune; General Who Conquers the South; Marquis of Anping Commune; General Who Tranquilizes the West; General of the Resolute Cavalry; General Who Conquers the South; General of the Chariots and Cavalry; Marquis of Chen; General-in-Chief; Commander-in-Chief

Family and Relationships

Cao Bao (Grandfather); Cao Chi (Father); Cao Cao (Cousin); Cao Tai, Cao Kai, Cao Fan (Sons); Cao Chu (Grandson)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 23, 2931, 35, 36, 4043, 48, 50, 51, 58, 59, 6668, 7376, 8485, 86

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April 10, 2023