Guan Jing

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Guan Jing
關靖
Chief Clerk (長史)
(under Gongsun Zan)
In office
? (?) – 199 (199)
Monarch Emperor Xian of Han
Personal details
Born Unknown
Taiyuan, Shanxi
Died 199
Xiong County, Hebei
Occupation Official
Courtesy name Shiqi (士起)

Guan Jing (died 199), courtesy name Shiqi, was an official serving under the warlord Gongsun Zan in the late Eastern Han dynasty. In 198, during Yuan Shao's invasion in the Battle of Yijing, Gongsun Zan wished to ride out and cut off Yuan Shao's rear, but Guan Jing recommended against this action, and for Gongsun Zan to stay within the city of Yijing.[1] In 199, Yuan Shao tricked and ambushed Gongsun Zan as the latter rode out, expecting to meet reinforcements from Gongsun Zan's son Gongsun Xu and Zhang Yan. After this defeat, Gongsun Zan committed suicide by self-immolation. Guan Jing expressed regret that he could not convince Gongsun Zan to stay in the end, and rode into the army of Yuan Shao and died.[2]

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  1. ^ (長史關靖諫曰:「今將軍將士,莫不懷瓦解之心,所以猶能相守者,顧戀其老小,而恃將軍為主故耳。堅守曠日,或可使紹自退。若捨之而出,後無鎮重,易京之危,可立待也。」瓚乃止。) Houhanshu vol. 73.
  2. ^ (關靖見瓚敗,歎恨曰:「前若不止將軍自行,未必不濟。吾聞君子陷人於危,必同其難,豈可以獨生乎!」乃策馬赴紹軍而死。) Houhanshu vol. 73.