Fan Jian

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Fan Jian
Traditional Chinese 樊建
Simplified Chinese 樊建

Fan Jian, courtesy name Changyuan (長元), was an official of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period.


Fan served as a Palace Attendant and Prefect of the Masters of Writing. He was put in charge of state affairs together with Zhuge Zhan and Dong Jue. He was not on good terms with the eunuch Huang Hao. After the fall of Shu Han, Fan was sent to Luoyang. He was appointed as Adviser of the Army and Cavalry Attendant, and later sent to Shu Han to console the people.

Appointments and titles held[edit]

  • Palace Attendant (侍中)
  • Prefect of the Masters of Writing (尚書令)
The following appointments and titles were held by Fan Jian when he served the Jin dynasty
  • Army Advisor to the Chancellor of State (相國參軍)
  • Attendant of Scattered Cavalry (散騎常侍)
  • Jishizhong (給事中)

See also[edit]


  • Chen, Shou. Records of Three Kingdoms, Chapter 35, Biography of Zhuge Liang.