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Li Ying; Li Ying; 李膺

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Li Ying 李膺

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Served: Han

Governor of Henan. Visited and impressed by a young Kong Rong.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Li Ying
Simplified Chinese: 李膺
Pronunciation: Li3 Ying1
Cantonese (Yale): Lei Ying
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Lei Jing

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 11


Sanguo Yanyi

Li Ying served as Governor of Henan. When Kong Rong was ten, he went to see Li Ying, but the doorkeeper demurred to let him in. Kong Rong explained that he was Li Ying’s intimate friend, and was admitted. Li Ying, when he met the young Kong Rong, asked just what relatives existed between their families that might make justify the claim of them being intimate friends. Kong Rong responded, “Of old, my ancestor Confucius questioned your ancestor, the Taoist sage Laozi, concerning ceremonies. So our families have known each other for many generations.” Li Ying was astonished by Kong Rong’s ready wit, and predicted that he would grow into a talented man.



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April 10, 2023