Tian Yu

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Tian Yu
General of Cao Wei
Born 171
Died 252 (aged 81)[citation needed]
Names
Traditional Chinese 田豫
Simplified Chinese 田豫
Pinyin Tián Yù
Wade–Giles T'ien Yü
Courtesy name Guorang (traditional Chinese: 國讓; simplified Chinese: 国让; pinyin: Guóràng; Wade–Giles: Kuo-jang)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tian.

Tian Yu (171-252), courtesy name Guorang, was a military general of the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period.

Life[edit]

Tian Yu was born in the town of Yongnu in Yuyang commandery (present day Wuqing District, Tianjin).[1] During Liu Bei's stay with Gongsun Zan, the young Tian Yu placed himself under Liu Bei's foster care, and Liu Bei was greatly impressed by Tian Yu.[2] When Tian Yu left to care for his ageing mother, Liu Bei tearfully expressed his regret at not being able to work with Tian Yu.[3]

Later Tian Yu served under Gongsun Zan as mayor of the town of Dongzhou. One of Gongsun Zan's generals, Wang Men, betrayed Gongsun Zan and joined Yuan Shao, and lead an attack on his former master with more than ten thousand troops.[4] Tian Yu personally visited Wang Men and managed to shame the latter into retreating.[5] Although Gongsun Zan knew of Tian Yu's intellect, he could not appoint important roles for Tian Yu.[6] After Gongsun Zan's defeat, Tian Yu's friend Xianyu Fu hired him as an adjutant.[7] He recommended that Xianyu Fu join Cao Cao,[8] who subsequently hired Tian Yu as well in various official positions.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (田豫字国让,渔阳雍奴人也。) Records of the Three Kingdoms, vol. 26 田豫
  2. ^ (刘备之奔公孙瓚也,豫时年少,自讬於备,备甚奇之。) Records of the Three Kingdoms, vol. 26 田豫
  3. ^ (备为豫州刺史,豫以母老求归,备涕泣与别,曰:“恨不与君共成大事也。”) Records of the Three Kingdoms, vol. 26 田豫
  4. ^ (公孙瓚使豫守东州令,瓚将王门叛瓚,为袁绍将万馀人来攻。) Records of the Three Kingdoms, vol. 26 田豫
  5. ^ (豫登城谓门曰:“卿为公孙所厚而去,意有所不得已也;今还作贼,乃知卿乱人耳。夫挈瓶之智,守不假器,吾既受之矣;何不急攻乎?”门惭而退。) Records of the Three Kingdoms, vol. 26 田豫
  6. ^ (瓚虽知豫有权谋而不能任也。) Records of the Three Kingdoms, vol. 26 田豫
  7. ^ (瓚败而鲜于辅为国人所推,行太守事,素善豫,以为长史。) Records of the Three Kingdoms, vol. 26 田豫
  8. ^ (豫谓辅曰:“终能定天下者,必曹氏也。宜速归命,无后祸期。) Records of the Three Kingdoms, vol. 26 田豫
  9. ^ (太祖召豫为丞相军谋掾,除颍阴、朗陵令,迁弋阳太守,所在有治。) Records of the Three Kingdoms, vol. 26 田豫