Encyclopedia: Fan Jian

Fan Jian (Changyuan); Fan Chien (Ch‘ang-yüan); 樊建 (長元)

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Fan Jian (Changyuan) 樊建 (長元)

Lived: AD c.225–?

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Served: Shu, Jin

Secretary under Jiang Wei. Went with Liu Shan when Shu fell.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Fan Chien (Ch‘ang-yüan)
Simplified Chinese: 樊建 (长元)
Min-Nan: Hwan Kian (Tiang-goan)

Birthplace: Yiyang

Rank and Titles

Colonel; Palace Attendant; Prefect of the Masters of Writing; Chancellor of the State; Regular Cavalier Attendant

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 87, 91, 99, 102, 111, 119


Historic (Confirmed)

Succeeded Dong Jue’s office, he later was sent to Sun Quan as an envoy, Zhang Ke declaring “He is not equal to Zong Yu in ability and insight but the refinement of the former’s moral character far exceeds the latter” Fan Jian helped run the administration with Dong Jue and Zhuge Zhan but Fan Jian was the only one who refused to have dealings with Huang Hao. When Shu-Han fell, he went to Luo Yang and then returned to tend to the people and officials of Shu.



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May 13, 2014