Encyclopedia: Chen Lin

Chen Lin (Kongzhang); Ch‘ên Lin (K‘ung-chang); 陳琳 (孔璋)

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Chen Lin (Kongzhang) 陳琳 (孔璋)

Lived: AD ?–217

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Served: Han, Yuan Shao, Wei

Served under Emperor Ling, then under Yuan Shao. A superior writer.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ch‘ên Lin (K‘ung-chang)
Simplified Chinese: 陈琳 (孔璋)
Pronunciation: Chen2 Lin2 (Kong3zhang1)
Min-Nan: Tan Lim (Khong-ciang)

Birthplace: Guangling

Rank and Titles

Master of Records; Confidential Sectary

Family and Relationships

Cai Yong (Teacher)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 2, 3, 22, 32, 56

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Wei 6, Wei 7, Wei 8, Wei 12, Wei 21, Wei 23

Hou Han shu: 58, 70, 73-75

Zizhi tongjian: 59, 61, 64

Search Results

Chen Lin’s Writing on Cao Cao.
Date: 02/08     Replies: 14



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April 10, 2023