Encyclopedia: Xue Zong

Xue Zong (Jingwen); Hsüeh Tsung (Ching-wên); 薛綜 (敬文)

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Xue Zong (Jingwen) 薛綜 (敬文)

Lived: AD ?–243

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Served: Wu

Took part in conquering Vietnam, skilled in debate and composition.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hsüeh Tsung (Ching-wên)
Simplified Chinese: 薛综 (敬文)
Cantonese (Yale): Sit Jung (Ging-man)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Sit Zung (Ging-man)
Min-Nan: Si Cong (Keng-bun)

Birthplace: Pei

Other Names: Xue Yong

Name Notes: Misrepresented as ‘Xue Yong’ in chapter 38 of the online Brewitt-Taylor novel translation.

Rank and Titles

General of the Household; Administrator of Hepu; Administrator of Jiazhi; Supervisor of Internuncios; Officer of Royal Secretariat; Tutor to the Heir

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was not shamed in debate with Zhuge Liang, Xue Zong left a Shu diplomat speechless with his wit.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 38, 43



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May 13, 2014