Jia Kui (general)

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Jia Kui
General Who Establishes Might (建威將軍)
In office
222 (222) – 228 (228)
Monarch Cao Pi
Inspector of Yu Province (豫州刺史)
In office
220 (220) – 222 (222)
Monarch Cao Pi
Administrator of Wei Commandery
In office
220 (220) – 220 (220)
Monarch Cao Pi
Personal details
Born 174[1]
Xiangfen County, Shanxi
Died 228 (aged 54)[1][a]
Spouse(s) Lady Liu
Occupation General, official
Courtesy name Liangdao (梁道)
Posthumous name Marquis Su (肅侯)
Peerage Marquis of Yangli Village
Original name Jia Qu (賈衢)

Jia Kui (174-228), originally named Jia Qu, courtesy name Liangdao, was a military general and official who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China. He served under the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period.[1]


Jia Kui was from Xiangling County (襄陵縣), Hedong Commandery (河東郡), which is present-day Xiangfen County, Shanxi. After appointments to several posts as prefect, administrator and Registrar to the Imperial Chancellor, Jia Kui was enfeoffed as a Secondary Marquis for his work in keeping his jurisdictions prepared for battle and well-supplied. During a skirmish with enemy forces from Cao Wei's rival state Eastern Wu, Jia Kui defeated the Wu general Lü Fan and earned further accolades.

In 228, during the reign of Cao Rui, Jia Kui and Cao Xiu were put in command of an army to invade Wu. This led to the Battle of Shiting. Cao Xiu felt for a ruse by the Wu general Zhou Fang, who pretended to defect to the Wei side. However, Jia Kui found Zhou Fang's defection suspicious and maintained his guard. Although the Wu forces won the battle, Jia Kui managed to save Cao Xiu after his defeat and protect him while he retreated.

Jia Kui's son, Jia Chong, was a close aide to the Wei regent Sima Zhao. He continued serving as an official under the Jin dynasty after the end of the Three Kingdoms period, and was enfeoffed as a duke after his daughter Jia Nanfeng married the future Emperor Hui.

See also


  1. ^ The Wei Shu recorded that Jia Kui was 55 years old (by East Asian age reckoning) when he died.[2]


  1. ^ a b c de Crespigny (2007), p. 368.
  2. ^ (魏書曰:逵時年五十五。) Wei Shu annotation in Sanguozhi vol. 15.
  • Chen, Shou (3rd century). Records of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguozhi).
  • de Crespigny, Rafe (2007). A biographical dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (23–220 AD). Leiden: Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-15605-0.
  • Pei, Songzhi (5th century). Annotations to Records of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguozhi zhu).
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