Han Fu (warlord)

Han Fu (pronunciation ) (died 191), courtesy name Wenjie, was a Chinese military general, politician, and warlord who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty.[1] He was the governor of Ji Province (present-day southern Hebei) when the Yellow Turban Rebellion broke out in 184.

Han Fu
Governor of Ji Province (冀州牧)
In office
MonarchEmperor Xian of Han
Preceded byWang Fen
Succeeded byYuan Shao
Master of Writing (尚書)
In office
MonarchEmperor Ling of Han /
Emperor Xian of Han
Palace Assistant Imperial Clerk
In office
MonarchEmperor Ling of Han
Personal details
Xuchang, Henan
OccupationMilitary general, politician, warlord
Courtesy nameWenjie (文節)

In Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit

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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b de Crespigny (2007), p. 296.
  • Chen, Shou (3rd century). Records of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguozhi).
  • de Crespigny, Rafe (2007). A Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms 23-220 AD. Leiden: Brill. ISBN 9789004156050.
  • Fan, Ye (5th century). Book of the Later Han (Houhanshu).
  • Luo, Guanzhong (14th century). Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguo Yanyi).
  • Pei, Songzhi (5th century). Annotations to Records of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguozhi zhu).
  • Sima, Guang (1084). Zizhi Tongjian.