Encyclopedia: Xun Shuang

Xun Shuang (Ciming); Hsün Shuang (Tz‘ŭ-ming); 荀爽 (慈明)

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Xun Shuang (Ciming) 荀爽 (慈明)

Lived: AD 128–190

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Served: Han, Dong Zhuo

Fast tracked by Dong Zhuo, he calmed Zhuo down when Yang Biao angered him.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hsün Shuang (Tz‘ŭ-ming)
Simplified Chinese: 荀爽 (慈明)
Pronunciation: Xun2 Shuang3 (Ci2ming2)
Cantonese (Yale): Seun Song (Chi-ming)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Seon Song (Ci-ming)
Min-Nan: Shun Song (Cu-beng)

Birthplace: Yingchuan

Other Names: Xun Xu

Name Notes: Also known as Xun Xu.

Rank and Titles

Gentleman of the Palace; Chancellor of Pingyuan; Superintendent of the Imperial Household; Minister of Works

Family and Relationships

Xun Shu (Father); Xun Yu (Nephew); Xun You (Great Nephew)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Historically took no part in argument against Chang An other then calming Dong Zhuo down.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 6



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May 13, 2014