Encyclopedia: Xiao Qiao

Xiao Qiao; Hsiao Ch‘iao; 小喬

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Xiao Qiao 小喬

Lived: Unknown


Served: Wu

Younger of Wu’s Qiao Sisters. Sister to Da Qiao. Married to Zhou Yu.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hsiao Ch‘iao
Simplified Chinese: 小乔
Pronunciation: Xiao3 Qiao2  Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Siu Kiu
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Siu Kiu

Birthplace: Lujiang

Name Notes: Xiao (小), in this context, translates to ‘Little’, thus ‘Younger’. Rather than refer to her as the ‘Younger Qiao’, the name Xiao Qiao has become a popular alternative. Da Qiao and Xiao Qiao were names first used by KOEI in Dynasty Warriors 3 when the characters were introduced. Note that Da4 and Xiao3 can still be used in this context in the modern-day family, and usually as the surname.

Family and Relationships

Qiao Xuan ƒ (Father); Zhou Yu (Husband); Da Qiao (Sister); Zhou Xun, Zhou Yin (Sons); Sun Deng (Son-in-law)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Historically, was not the daughter of Qiao Xuan. [SGZ]

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 44, 48, 54, 56, 57

Search Results

Da Qiao and Xiao Qiao
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Date: 12/03     Replies: 18


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Date: 07/04     Replies: 15



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September 22, 2023