Encyclopedia: Jin Xuan

Jin Xuan (Yuanji); Chin Hsüan (Yüan-chi); 金旋 (元機)

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Jin Xuan (Yuanji) 金旋 (元機)

Lived: AD ?–208

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Served: Han, Wei, Jin Xuan, Shu

Served as Governor of Wuling. Defeated by Zhang Fei.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Chin Hsüan (Yüan-chi)
Simplified Chinese: 金旋 (元机)
Cantonese (Yale): Gam Syun (Yun-gei)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Gam Syun (Jyun-gei)

Birthplace: Jingzhao

Other Names: Jin Shun

Name Notes: Called Jin Shun in Liu Bei’s SGZ.

Rank and Titles

Administrator of Hanyang; Consultant; General of the Household; Administrator of Wuling

Family and Relationships

Jin Yi (Possible Son)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Historically was not killed by Gong Zhi. Rather, he surrendered to Liu Bei along with Zhao Fan, Liu Du and Han Xuan.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 53

Zizhi tongjian: 65



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May 13, 2014