Han Fu (warlord)

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Han Fu
Governor of Ji Province (冀州牧)
In office
189 (189) – 191 (191)
Monarch Emperor Xian of Han
Succeeded by Yuan Shao
Master of Writing (尚書)
In office
? (?) – 189 (189)
Monarch Emperor Ling of Han /
Emperor Xian of Han
Palace Assistant Imperial Clerk
In office
? (?) – ? (?)
Monarch Emperor Ling of Han
Personal details
Born Unknown
Xuchang, Henan
Died 191[1]
Occupation Official, warlord
Courtesy name Wenjie (文節)

About this sound Han Fu  (died 191), courtesy name Wenjie, was a government official and minor warlord who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.[1] He was the governor of Ji Province (present-day southern Hebei) when the Yellow Turban Rebellion broke out in 184.

In Romance of the Three Kingdoms[edit]

In the 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Han Fu is one of the warlords who join the campaign against Dong Zhuo. After the coalition breaks up, he returns to Ji Province. Yuan Shao begins to look at the options to remove his dependency on the food shipment from Han Fu to maintain his troops. Following Pang Ji's advice, Yuan Shao pretends to be willing to divide Han Fu's territory with Gongsun Zan if he attacks Han Fu. Seeing the incoming invasion from Gongsun Zan, the frightened Han Fu surrenders his territory to Yuan Shao even though a number of officials beg him to reconsider. After Yuan Shao takes over Ji Province, he keeps the territory for himself and removes Han Fu from power. The disappointed Han Fu leaves everything, including his family and goes to seek refuge with Zhang Miao in Chenliu Commandery. However, when he hears that Yuan Shao's messenger has met Zhang Miao, he thinks that Yuan Shao wants Zhang Miao to kill him, so he commits suicide.

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  1. ^ a b de Crespigny (2007), p. 296.