Encyclopedia: Min Chun

Min Chun (Bodian); Min Ch‘un (Po-tien); 閔純 (伯典)

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Min Chun (Bodian) 閔純 (伯典)

Lived: AD ?–191

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Served: Han Fu

Opposed surrendering to Yuan Shao and was executed.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Min Ch‘un (Po-tien)
Simplified Chinese: 闵纯 (伯典)

Other Names: Guan Chun, 關純

Name Notes: Guan Chun (關純) in Romance of the Three Kingdoms. These characters are from the original text, so Guan Chun is the proper novel translation.

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Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Didn’t try to kill Yuan Shao

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 7

Hou Han shu: 74

Zizhi tongjian: 60


Historic (Confirmed)

Min Chun (1), styled Bodian, was an Attendant Officer to Han Fu. When Han Fu wished to turn his province over to Yuan Shao, Min Chun urged him to reconsider. He joined with Geng Wu in urging other against deserting to the new ruler. Yuan Shao had them executed (2)

1: In the novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Min Chun is recorded as Guan Chun (關純). As such, even though Min Chun is his proper name, Guan Chun is the proper translation in the novel.

2: Source: Dr. Rafe de Crespigny.



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May 13, 2014