Encyclopedia: Yan Yu

Yan Yu; Yen Yü; 嚴輿

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Yan Yu 嚴輿

Lived: AD ?–197

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Served: Yan Baihu

Killed by an enraged Sun Ce after suggesting that Sun Ce join Yan Baihu.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Yen Yü
Simplified Chinese: 严舆
Cantonese (Yale): Yim Yu
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Jim Jyu

Other Names: Yan Xing

Name Notes: Also said to be Yan Xing in Dynasty Tactics 2.

Family and Relationships

Yan Baihu [White Tiger Yan] (Brother)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Historically had a reputation for bravery.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 15

Sanguozhi: Wu 1


Historic (Confirmed)

Yan Yu was younger brother to White Tiger Yan. In AD 197 Sun Ce attacked and Yan Yu was sent to parlay. They met face-to-face but when Sun Ce drew his blade Yan Yu jumped in fright, and was promptly cut down. Yan Yu had a reputation for bravery so, seeing this, his men became frightened and were quickly defeated. (1)

1) Sanguozhi: Wu 1



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April 10, 2023