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Dong Fu (Mouan); Tung Fu (Mou-an); 董扶 (茂安)

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Dong Fu (Mouan) 董扶 (茂安)

Lived: Unlisted

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Served: Han, Liu Yan

Famed teacher and debater, he advised Liu Yan to go to Yi.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Tung Fu (Mou-an)
Simplified Chinese: 董扶 (茂安)

Birthplace: Guanghan

Other Names: Mao’an

Name Notes: Professor Rafe has style name as Mao’an.

Rank and Titles

Honorary Palace Attendant; Colonel of the State of Shu Commandary

Dong Fu (Mouan)


Historic (Confirmed)

Dong Fu was a native of Guanghan and pupil of the famed scholar Yang Xu. Both he and another student, Ren An, traveled to Luoyang to learn at the Imperial Academy. They also studied charts and prophesies under Yang Xu.

Dong Fu was eventually appointed as a palace attendant under Emperor Ling. While serving in this capacity, he predicted the fall of the Han Dynasty. At the time, he told Liu Yan that a Son of Heaven would come from Yi Province. Liu Yan hoped to capitalize on this prediction, and moved to Yi. Dong Fu served Liu Yan for a short time, but soon resigned. For the remainder of his life, he taught students in Yi.

Source: The Talent of Shu: Qiao Zhou and the Intellectual World of Early Medieval Sichuan by J. Michael Farmer



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April 10, 2023