Xu Jing (Three Kingdoms)

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Xu Jing
Minister of Shu Han
Born (Unknown)
Died 222[1]
Names
Traditional Chinese 許靖
Simplified Chinese 许靖
Pinyin Xǔ Jìng
Wade–Giles Hsü Ching
Courtesy name Wenxiu (Chinese: 文休; pinyin: Wénxīu; Wade–Giles: Wen-hsiu)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xu.

Xu Jing (died 222),[1] courtesy name Wenxiu, was a minister of the state of Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period. He was a cousin of Xu Shao. After Liu Zhang announced his submission to Liu Bei, Xu Jing swore his allegiance to Liu Bei. Xu Jing was a very master judge of character, along with being very famous. After Liu Bei was declared "Emperor of Shu Han" in 221, Xu Jing was appointed Interior Minister. He was among the few persons to whom even an official as powerful as Zhuge Liang should bow, but he held little real power.

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  1. ^ a b Xu Jing's biography in Records of the Three Kingdoms stated that he died in the 2nd year of the Zhangwu era (221-223) in Liu Bei's reign. (章武二年卒。)