Encyclopedia: Chunyu Qiong

Chunyu Qiong (Zhongjian); Ch‘unyü Ch‘iung (Chungchien); 淳于瓊 (仲簡)

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Chunyu Qiong (Zhongjian) 淳于瓊 (仲簡)

Lived: AD 146–200


Served: Yuan Shao

Served Yuan Shao. Mutilated by Cao Cao after failing Yuan Shao at Guandu.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ch‘unyü Ch‘iung (Chungchien)
Simplified Chinese: 淳于琼 (仲简)
Pronunciation: Chun2yu2 Qiong2 (Zhong4jien3Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Seunyu King (Jung-gaan)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Seonjyu King (Zung-gaan)
Min-Nan: Suni Keng (Tiong-kan)

Rank and Titles

Colonel of the Right; Chief Controller

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was not drunk at Wuchao but fought Cao Cao’s army [ZZTJ, SGZ].
  • Wasn’t executed by Yuan Shao but rather was executed by Cao Cao’s forces after battle [ZZTJ, SGZ]. The annotation from the Legend of Cao Man further this was at Xu You’s insistence after Cao Cao initially wanted to spare him [SGZ].

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 3, 22, 30

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Wei 6, Wei 8, Wei 10, Wei 17

Hou Han shu: 74

Zizhi tongjian: 59, 61, 63



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May 13, 2014