Encyclopedia: Yue Chen

Yue Chen; Yüeh Ch‘ên; 樂綝

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Yue Chen 樂綝

Game Name:
Yue Chen/Shen

Lived: AD ?–257

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Served: Wei

Served Wei. Son of Yue Jin. Campaigned against Shu with Cao Zhen. Executed by Zhuge Dan.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Yüeh Ch‘ên
Simplified Chinese: 乐綝
Pronunciation: Yue4 Chen1

Other Names: Yue Shen, Yue Lin

Name Notes: Mistranslated as ‘Yue Shen’ in some Koei games, and on rare occasion referenced as ‘Yue Lin’.

Rank and Titles

Inspector of Yang Zhou; Wei Wei; Marquis of Sympathy

Family and Relationships

Yue Jin (Father); Yue Zhao (Son)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Historically died in an ambush against Zhuge Dan.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 98, 100, 102, 103, 106, 111


Historic (Confirmed)

In the 23rd year of Jian An, Yue Jin passed away. Yue Jin was posthumously titled the Marquis of Might (Wei Hou). His son, Yue Shen (either that or can be pronounced as Chen or Lin), was made his heir. Yue Shen resembled closely to his father and he was made the Inspector of Yang Zhou. When Zhuge Dan rebelled, Yue Shen was killed by an ambush and the court passed an edict to mourn his death. Yue Shen was given the rank of Wei Wei (one of the Nine Ministers) and posthumously given the title of Marquis of Sympathy (Min Hou). Yue Shen’s son, Yue Zhao was made his heir.(1)

1) Source: Yue Jin’s SGZ.



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April 10, 2023