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Persons in Chinese History - Yang Fu 楊阜

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Yang Fu 楊阜, courtesy name Yishan 義山, was an official of the Wei dynasty 曹魏 (220-265) during the Three Kingdoms period 三國 (220-280). He hailed from the commandery of Tianshui 天水 (today in Gansu) and was a mounted aide to the regional inspector (cishi 刺史) of the province of Liangzhou 涼州, Wei Kang 韋康. Having earned merits during the campaing against Ma Chao 馬超, he was rewarded with the title of a Marquis within the Passes (guanneihou 關內侯). When the warlord Cao Cao 曹操 attacked the region of Hanzhong 漢中, Yang Fu was appointed regional inspector of Yizhou 益州. Emperor Ming 魏明帝 (r. 226-239 CE) promoted him to Chamberlain for the Palace Buildings (jiangzuo dajiang 將作大匠), later Chamberlain for the Palace Revenues (shaofu 少府). Yang Fu was known as a very straightforward persons and quite oftenly remonstrated against the emperor. Yang asked to be demoted, but was allowed to remain in his post. When he died, his heirs found nothing left.

Source: Zhang Shunhui 張舜徽 (ed. 1992), Sanguozhi cidian 三國志辭典 (Jinan: Shandong jiaoyu chubanshe), p. 526.

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