Encyclopedia: Fu Yue Lord Sparrow

Fu Yue [Hou Que] (Lord Sparrow); Fu Yüeh; 傅說[侯雀]

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Fu Yue [Hou Que] (Lord Sparrow) 傅說[侯雀]


Lived: fl. 1250 BC–fl. 1200 BC

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Shang dynasty mythical figure. Convict promoted appearing in a dream to to King Wu Ding.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Fu Yüeh [Hou Ch‘üeh]
Simplified Chinese: 傅说[侯雀]

Other Names: Mentor Yue, Hou Que, Lord Sparrow

Name Notes: Fu Yue 傅說 (Mentor Yue) was also known as Hou Que 侯雀 (Lord Sparrow). Appears as Hsü Mi (Xu Mi) in Brewitt-Taylor novel translation Chapter 23.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 23


Internet (Trusted)

Fu Yue (Mentor Yue), also known as Hou Que (Lord Sparrow), was a mythical figure who served as minister from Fuyan (present-day Pinglu County, Shanxi) under the king Wu Ding of the Shang dynasty, who reigned around c.  1250–c.  1200 BC.

Fu Yue was originally a labourer, skilled at making walls for defence. Being unable to subscribe towards the repair of certain roads, he then worked upon them himself. According to the Records of the Historian, Wu Ding dreamt he would obtain a sage person named Yue 說, and dispatched his officials throughout his reign to find him according to the features seen in the dream, Fu Yue was discovered in a workshed and received the appointment. The life is also narrated in the voice of minister Bai Gong Zi Chang (白公子張) in the Guoyu.

Source: Fu Yue, Wikipedia



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April 10, 2023