Encyclopedia: Bu Xuan

Bu Xuan; Pu Hsüan; 步璿

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Bu Xuan 步璿

Lived: AD ?–272

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Served: Wu, Jin

Youngest son of Bu Zhi, he took part in Bu Chan’s defection to Jin.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Pu Hsüan
Simplified Chinese: 步璿
Pronunciation: Bu4 Xuan2
Cantonese (Yale): Bou Syun
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Bou Syun

Birthplace: Xiling

Rank and Titles

Secretary of the Imperial Offices; General Who Illustrates Majesty; Marquis of Duxiang

Family and Relationships

Bu Zhi (Father); Bu Xie, Bu Chan (Older Brothers); Bu Ji (Nephew)

Literary Appearances

Sanguozhi: Wu 7


Historic (Confirmed)

Youngest son of Bu Zhi, when Bu Chan feared he was going to be punished and defected to Jin, Bu Xuan was sent to Luoyangand given rank. Lü Kuang attacked Bu Chan’s city, the Jin reinforcements were defeated and the city fell, Bu Xuan was executed but his line was the only one spared.



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April 10, 2023