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KUI-XING

Picture of the Chinese Bureaucracy God KUI-XING from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Chinese Bureaucracy God

Also known as K'UEI-HSING, KURI-HSING

Starry-eyed God of Official Documents and Paperwork

One of WEN-CHANG’s servants, KUI-XING was once a mortal in the academic world — a highly-talented student but also extremely ugly. In fact he was a typical nerd. But after having fallen off a cliff, he was rescued from certain death by a dragon and given the job of Literary Affairs Minister.

Now he stands next to WEN-CHANG in the night sky, and oversees official paperwork, publications and Post-It notes. No memo is small enough to escape his scrutiny. We presume by now he is also the God of Fax Machines and Email.

KUI-XING is often depicted standing on the head of a turtle waving a Chinese brush in the air. Never having received a communication from Heaven, we are at a loss to comment further.

KUI-XING FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : KUI-XING
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Bureaucracy
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Kway Sheeng
Alternative names : K'UEI-HSING, KURI-HSING
Popularity index : 6867

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Article last updated on 17 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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