Hua Xin

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Hua Xin
Politician of Cao Wei
Born 157[1]
Died 231 (aged 74)[1]
Traditional Chinese 華歆
Simplified Chinese 华歆
Pinyin Huà Xīn
Wade–Giles Hua Hsin
Courtesy name Ziyu (traditional Chinese: 子魚; simplified Chinese: 子鱼; pinyin: Zǐyú; Wade–Giles: Tzu-yü)
Posthumous name Marquis Jing (Chinese: 敬侯; pinyin: Jìng Hóu; Wade–Giles: Ching Hou)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Hua.

Hua Xin (157–231),[1][2] courtesy name Ziyu, was a politician who lived in the late Eastern Han Dynasty. He was originally a minister in the Han imperial court, but later switched to serving under the warlord Sun Ce, and then later under the chancellor Cao Cao. He served as a minister over letters after the establishment of the state of Cao Wei in the Three Kingdoms period.

Appointments and titles held[edit]

  • Filial and Incorrupt (孝廉) - nominated candidate to be a Gentleman Cadet (郎)
  • Gentleman (郎中)
  • Gentleman of the Imperial Secretariat (尚書郎)
  • Prefect of Shanggui County (上邽縣令)
  • Administrator of Yuzhang (豫章太守)
  • Consultant (議郎)
  • Military Advisor to the Excellency of Works (司空軍事)
  • Imperial Secretary (尚書)
  • Palace Attendant (侍中)
  • Chief Imperial Secretary (尚書令)
  • Military Advisor (軍師)
  • Imperial Counsellor (御史大夫)
The following appointments and titles were held by Hua Xin when he served the state of Wei
  • Chancellor of State (相國)
  • Marquis of Anle (安樂亭侯)
  • Excellency over the Masses (司徒)
  • Marquis of Boping (博平侯)
  • Grand Commandant (太尉)
  • Marquis Jing (敬侯) - granted to Hua Xin posthumously

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Hua Xin's biography in Records of the Three Kingdoms stated that he died in the 5th year of the Taihe era (227-233) in Cao Rui's reign. (太和五年,歆薨,謚曰敬侯。) An annotation from the Wei Shu mentioned that he was 75 years old (by East Asian age reckoning) when he died. (魏書云:歆時年七十五。) By calculation, Hua Xin's birth year should be around 157.
  2. ^ de Crespigny, Rafe (2007). A biographical dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (23–220 AD). Brill. p. 333. ISBN 978-90-04-15605-0.