Jian (disambiguation)

The jian (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Jiàn) is a double-edged straight sword used during the last 2,500 years in China. Jian may also refer to:


  • Jian (sword breaker) (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Jiǎn), the Chinese sword breaker/club mace
  • Chinese arrow (Chinese: ; pinyin: Jiàn)

Chinese history and cultureEdit

  • Jian of Qi, the last king of the ancient Chinese state of Qi
  • Jian (bird), a bird in Chinese mythology
  • Jian (surname), Mandarin Pinyin of the name 簡/简
  • Jian (unit), a traditional unit of length and area in building large structures


See alsoEdit