Encyclopedia: Lu Yi

Lü Yi (Jiyang); Lü I (Chi-yang); 呂乂 (季阳)

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Lü Yi (Jiyang) 呂乂 (季阳)

Lived: AD ?–251

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Served: Shu

Served Shu as Grand Administrator of Hanzhong during Zhuge Liang’s time.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Lü I (Chi-yang)
Simplified Chinese: 吕乂 (季阳)
Pronunciation:3 Yi4 (Ji4yang2)
Cantonese (Yale): Leui Ngaai (Gwai-yeung)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Leoi Ngaai (Gwai-joeng)

Birthplace: Nanyang

Name Notes: Some Brewitt-Taylor translations incorrectly list Lü Yi as ‘Lu Yin’. Some books, historical or simplified, including some Chinese Moss Roberts translations, list Lü Yi’s name as 呂義 or its simplified variant 呂义. They are presented as the same person because the two names are both used in reference to the same person, a Lü Yi who was Grand Administrator of Hanzhong during Zhuge Liang’s time, and because there is no reference to another Lü Yi in Shu.

Family and Relationships

Lü Chang (Father)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 65, 91

Sanguozhi: Shu 9


Historic (Confirmed)

Lü Yi, styled Jiyang, was the orphaned son of Lü Chang. Around AD 220 he was appointed an assistant officer of the Shu-Han salt monopoly under Wang Lian. He went on to hold high office in the state. (1)

1) Sanguozhi: Shu 9.



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April 10, 2023