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Pang Yu 龐淯

May 31, 2016 © Ulrich Theobald

Pang Yu 龐淯, courtesy name Ziyi 子異, was a military officer of the early Wei period 曹魏 (220-265).

He hailed from Biaoshi 表氏 in the commandery of Jiuquan 酒泉 (today's Gaotai 高台, Gansu) and served in the administration of the province of Liangzhou 涼州, both the civilian and the military field, for instance, in throwing back attacks by the Qiang 羌 tribes. When the rebel Huang Ang 黃昂 besieged the provincial capital, Pang Yu liberated the town. Later on he joined the warlord Cao Cao 曹操, who had gained the domination over northern China

Emperor Wen 魏文帝 (r. 220-226) gave Pang Yu the title of commandant-escort (fuma duwei 駙馬都尉), appointed him governor (taishou 太守) of the commandery of Xihai 西海, and granted him the title of a Marquis within the Passes (guanneihou 關內侯). His last promotion was the title of Grand Master of Palace Leisure (zhongsan dafu 中散大夫).

Zhang Shunhui 張舜徽, ed. (1992). Sanguozhi cidian 三國志辭典 (Jinan: Shandong jiaoyu chubanshe), 694.