Encyclopedia: Li Kan

Li Kan; Li K‘an; 李堪

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Li Kan 李堪

Lived: AD ?–211

Biographies:
None Available

Served: Han Sui, Wei

One of Han Sui’s Eight Knights. Accidentally killed by Yu Jin’s arrow.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Li K‘an
Simplified Chinese: 李堪
Pronunciation: Li3 Kan1
Cantonese (Yale): Lei Ham
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Lei Ham
Min-Nan: Li Kam

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Didn’t propose ceding land or go to Wei
  • Killed by Cao Cao rather then by Yu Jin

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 58, 59

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Wei 8, Shu 6

Zizhi tongjian: 66

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May 13, 2014