Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Chinese Bureaucracy God

Also known as K'uei-Hsing, Kuri-Hsing

Picture of the Chinese Bureaucracy God Kui Xing from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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
Pronunciation: Kway Sheeng
Alternative names: K'uei-Hsing, Kuri-Hsing

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Bureaucracy
Area of expertise: Bureaucracy

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 6199

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Article last revised on September 25, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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