Dong Yun

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Dong Yun
Minister of Shu Han
Born (Unknown)
Died 246[1]
Traditional Chinese 董允
Simplified Chinese 董允
Pinyin Dǒng Yǔn
Wade–Giles Tung Yün
Courtesy name Xiuzhao (Chinese: 休昭; pinyin: Xīuzhāo; Wade–Giles: Hsiu-chao)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Dong.

Dong Yun (died 246),[1] courtesy name Xiuzhao, was a minister of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period. His father, Dong He, also served as an official in Shu.


Dong Yun was one of the four chancellors of Shu, the other three being Zhuge Liang, Jiang Wan, and Fei Yi. He was known to be modest and fair, and had even administrated audiences with the Shu emperor Liu Shan before. Even the eunuch Huang Hao, who was one of the causes of the fall of Shu, was kept under control when Dong Yun was still living.

Appointments and titles held[edit]

  • Xianma (洗馬)
  • Gentleman of the Yellow Gate (黃門侍郎)
  • Palace Attendant (侍中)
  • Rapid as Tigers General of the Household (虎賁中郎將)
  • General Who Upholds the State (輔國將軍)
  • Chief Imperial Secretary (尚書令)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Dong Yun's biography in Records of the Three Kingdoms mentioned that he died in the 9th year of the Yanxi era (238-257) in Liu Shan's reign. (九年,卒。)