Liu Ba (Three Kingdoms)

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Liu Ba
Official of Shu Han
Died 222[1]
Traditional Chinese 劉巴
Simplified Chinese 刘巴
Pinyin Líu Bā
Wade–Giles Liu Pa
Courtesy name Zichu (Chinese: 子初; pinyin: Zǐchū; Wade–Giles: Tzu-ch'u)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.

Liu Ba (died 222),[1] courtesy name Zichu, was an official in the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period. He originally served under the warlord Liu Zhang before becoming a subordinate of Liu Bei (the founding emperor of Shu) after Liu Zhang's surrender to Liu Bei in 215.

Appointments and titles held[edit]

  • Maocai (茂才)
  • Assistant Official (掾) to Cao Cao
  • West Assistant Officer to the General of the Left (左將軍西曹掾)
  • Imperial Secretary (尚書)
  • Chief Imperial Secretary (尚書令)

Further reading[edit]

  1. ^ a b Liu Ba's biography in Records of the Three Kingdoms stated that he died in the 2nd year of the Zhangwu era (221-223) in Liu Bei's reign. (章武二年卒。)
2. List of people of the Three Kingdoms
3. Chen Shou. Records of the Three Kingdoms, Volume 39, Biography of Liu Ba.