Encyclopedia: Gao Pei

Gao Pei; Kao P‘ei; 高沛

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Gao Pei 高沛

Lived: AD ?–211

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Served: Liu Zhang

Officer of Liu Zhang. Executed after an attempt to assassinate Liu Bei.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Kao P‘ei
Simplified Chinese: 高沛
Pronunciation: Gao1 Pei4
Cantonese (Yale): Gou Pui
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Gou Pui
Min-Nan: Kho Pay

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Went to wave Liu Bei off, he had no plan to kill Liu Bei

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 61, 62


Historic (Confirmed)

Assigned to guard Boshui Pass against Zhang Lu as one of Liu Zhang’s noted generals, alongside Yang Hui. When Liu Bei was invited into Shu, Gao Pei wrote several times to Liu Zhang in protest, asking for Liu Bei to be sent back to Jing. When Liu Bei later announced he was returning home, Gao Pei went with Yang Hui to visit Liu Bei but they were executed for lack of courtesy and the pass taken.



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April 10, 2023