Hua Xin

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Hua Xin
Grand Commandant (太尉)
In office
January or February 227 (January or February 227) – 30 January 232 (30 January 232)
MonarchCao Rui
Succeeded bySima Yi
Minister over the Masses (司徒)
In office
11 December 220 (11 December 220) – January or February 227 (January or February 227)
MonarchCao Pi
Succeeded byWang Lang
Chancellor of State (相國)
(in Cao Pi's vassal kingdom)
In office
6 April 220 (6 April 220) – 11 December 220 (11 December 220)
MonarchEmperor Xian of Han
ChancellorCao Pi
Preceded byZhong Yao
Grandee Secretary (御史大夫)
(in Cao Cao's vassal kingdom)
In office
217 (217) – 220 (220)
MonarchEmperor Xian of Han
ChancellorCao Cao
Prefect of the Masters of Writing (尚書令)
In office
212 (212) – ? (?)
MonarchEmperor Xian of Han
ChancellorCao Cao
Preceded byXun Yu
Administrator of Yuzhang (豫章太守)
In office
192 (192) – 199 (199)
MonarchEmperor Xian of Han
Personal details
Yucheng, Shandong
Died(232-01-30)30 January 232 (aged 74)[a]
RelationsHua Ji (brother)
  • Hua Biao
  • Hua Bo
  • Hua Zhou
  • Hua Bing
  • Luo Tong (stepson)
Courtesy nameZiyu (子魚)
Posthumous nameMarquis Jing (敬侯)
PeerageMarquis of Boping

Hua Xin (157 – 30 January 232),[a][3] courtesy name Ziyu, was a government official who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty and Three Kingdoms period of China. He initially served directly under the central government of the Eastern Han dynasty. Later, he served under the warlords Sun Ce and Cao Cao consecutively. He continued to serve in the Cao Wei state during the Three Kingdoms period.

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  1. ^ a b c Cao Rui's biography in the Sanguozhi recorded that Hua Xin died on the wuwu day of the 12th month of the 5th year of the Taihe era of Cao Rui's reign.[1] This date corresponds to 30 January 232 in the Gregorian calendar. The Wei Shu also recorded that Hua Xin was 75 (by East Asian age reckoning) when he died.[2] By calculation, Hua Xin was born in 157.


  1. ^ ([太和五年十二月]戊午,太尉華歆薨。) Sanguozhi vol. 3.
  2. ^ (魏書云:歆時年七十五。) Wei Shu annotation in Sanguozhi vol. 13.
  3. ^ de Crespigny (2007), p. 333.