Encyclopedia: Guan Xing

Guan Xing (Anguo); Kuan Hsing (An-kuo); 關興 (安國)

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Guan Xing (Anguo) 關興 (安國)

Lived: AD 193–2?

Biographies:

Served: Shu

Son of Guan Yu. Served in Zhuge Liang’s northern campaigns.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Kuan Hsing (An-kuo)
Simplified Chinese: 关兴 (安国)
Pronunciation: Guan1 Xing1 (An1guo2)
Min-Nan: Kwan Hin (An-kong)

Birthplace: Xie County, He Dong Prefecture
(Presently Yun Cheng in Shan Xi Province)

Rank and Titles

Palace Attendant; Superintendent of the Central Army

Family and Relationships

Guan Yu (Father); Guan Ping (Brother); Guan Tong (Son)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was more a civil administrator than a warrior.
  • Did not kill Pan Zhang.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 74, 77, 78, 8185, 87, 91101, 102

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Biography

Historic (Confirmed)

Guan Xing was the son of Guan Yu. Unfortunately, there is not much known about him historically. He had several official appointments within Shu-Han and was said to be admired by Zhuge Liang, however (de Crespigny 276).

In the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel, he kills Pan Zhang and participates in Zhuge Liang’s Northern Campaigns alongside Zhang Bao. These things did not happen historically.

Work Cited:

De Crespigny, Rafe. A Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms: (AD 23–220). Leiden [u.a.: Brill, 2007. Print.

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May 13, 2014