Encyclopedia: Jiang Xu

Jiang Xu (Boyi); Chiang Hsü (Po-i); 姜敘 (伯奕)

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Jiang Xu (Boyi) 姜敘 (伯奕)

Lived: Unlisted


Served: Wei

Helped to drive out Ma Chao, but Ma Chao killed his mother, defeated Ma Chao again later on.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Chiang Hsü (Po-i)
Simplified Chinese: 姜叙 (伯奕)
Pronunciation: Jiang1 Xu4 (Bo2yi4)

Birthplace: Hanyang

Rank and Titles

General Who Cherishes Barbarians

Family and Relationships

Lady Jiang (Mother); Yang Fu, Jiang Mo (Cousins)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 64


Sanguo Yanyi

Jiang Xu held the rank of Commander of Licheng when his cousin Yang Fu, who had recently been defeated and captured by Ma Chao, came to visit. Jiang Xu agreed to help Yang Fu. Gathering his men Jiang Xu camped at Li Cheng while two of his officers went to Qishan.

Jiang Xu’s force was dressed in all white as they faced Ma Chao, Jiang Xu attacking Ma Chao in both the front and the rear with the force at Qishan. The appearance of Xiahou Yuan’s army forced Ma Chao to flee but his city had gone back to Wei. Ma Chao would get into Licheng and kill Jiang Xu’s mother before going to the west. Jiang Xu was assigned to the defence of the west with Xiahou Yuan.



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April 10, 2023