Encyclopedia: Han Xuan

Han Xuan; Han Hsüan; 韓玄

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Han Xuan 韓玄

Lived: AD 163–c.209


Served: Wei, Han Xuan, Shu

Magistrate of Changsha. Wei Yan killed him and surrendered to Liu Bei.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Han Hsüan
Simplified Chinese: 韩玄
Pronunciation: Han2 Xuan2
Cantonese (Yale): Hon Yun
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Hon Jyun
Min-Nan: Han Hian

Rank and Titles

Administrator of Chang Sha

Family and Relationships

Han Hao f (Brother)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was not killed by Wei Yan. Surrendered Changsha of his own accord.
  • Historic accountings of Han Xuan usually describe him as friendly and personable. Quite a contradiction to the nasty character presented in the novel.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 41, 53, 70

Zizhi tongjian: 65



Novel and History

Officers and Kingdoms

Literature and Language


May 13, 2014