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Zhou Xin (Daming); Chou Hsin (Ta-ming); 周昕 (大明)

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Zhou Xin (Daming) 周昕 (大明)

Lived: AD 159–196

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Served: Han, Yuan Shao, Wang Lang

Well read, he resigned his position rather then have Yuan Shu to harm his people.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Chou Hsin (Ta-ming)
Simplified Chinese: 周昕 (大明)
Pronunciation: Zhou1 Xin1 (Da4ming2)
Cantonese (Yale): Jau Yan (Daai-ming)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Zau Jan (Daai-ming)

Birthplace: Kuaiji

Rank and Titles

Administrator of Dangyang

Family and Relationships

Zhou Ang, Zhou Yu (Younger Brothers); Chen Fan (Tutor)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 15

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Zhou Xin, styled Daming, originally served under Liu Yao. Defended against Sun Ce when he came south to attack using Yuan Shu’s troops. He fought Wu Jing, one of Yuan Shu’s officers, but was defeated by Sun Ce. After Liu Yao’s defeat, he fled to Wang Lang. When Sun Ce continued his campaign, he was killed in battle (in the novel, by Sun Ce himself).



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April 10, 2023