Encyclopedia: Liu Chan

Liu Chan; Liu Ch‘an; 劉闡

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Liu Chan 劉闡

Lived: Unlisted

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Served: Liu Zhang, Wu

Described as affectionate and generous with other people.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Liu Ch‘an
Simplified Chinese: 刘阐
Pronunciation: Liu2 Chan3

Other Names: Liu Wei (劉緯)

Rank and Titles

Imperial Protector of Yizhou; Palace Assistant Imperial Clerk

Family and Relationships

Liu Yan (Grandfather); Liu Zhang (Father); Liu Xun (Older Brother)


Historic (Confirmed)

Sun Quan made Liu Zhang’s son, Liu Shan, as Imperial Protector of Yizhou and stationed on the border of Jiaozhou and Yizhou. The Prime Minister, Zhuge Liang pacified the southern region and Liu Shan returned to Wu and became Palace Assistant Imperial Clerk. (1) From the Wu Shu: Liu Shan was very respectful to people. He was generous and affectionate with others. Thus he was a person of modesty. He died of sickness in his home.

(1) Liu Zhang’s SGZ



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April 10, 2023