Encyclopedia: Xiahou Yuan

Xiahou Yuan (Miaocai); Hsiahou Yüan (Miao-ts‘ai); 夏侯淵 (妙才)

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Xiahou Yuan (Miaocai) 夏侯淵 (妙才)

Lived: AD ?–219


Served: Wei

Xiahou Dun’s brother. Famed for his attacks against the western barbarians.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hsiahou Yüan (Miao-ts‘ai)
Simplified Chinese: 夏侯渊 (妙才)
Pronunciation: Xia4hou2 Yuan1 (Miao4cai2Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Hahau Yun (Miu-choi)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Haahau Jyun (Miu-coi)

Family and Relationships

Xiahou Dun (Brother); Xiahou Ba, Xiahou Wei, Xiahou Hui, Xiahou He, Xiahou Heng, Xiahou Rong, Xiahou Cheng (Sons); Xiahou Shi (Niece)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 5, 6, 12, 14, 18, 19, 24, 30, 31, 40, 42, 48, 5659, 64, 67, 6970, 71, 97, 116

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September 22, 2023