Encyclopedia: Sun He

Sun He (Bohai); Sun Ho (Po-hai); 孫河 (伯海)

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Sun He (Bohai) 孫河 (伯海)

Lived: AD ?–204

Biographies:

Served: Wu

Investigated Sun Yi’s death but was assassinated. Adopted into Yu clan by Sun Jian.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Sun Ho (Po-hai)
Simplified Chinese: 孙河 (伯海)
Pronunciation: Sun1 He2 (Bo2hai3)

Birthplace: Wu

Other Names: Sun Hu, Yu He

Name Notes: Sun He was adopted into the Yu clan by Sun Jian to continue the Yu family lineage, which would have continued only through women. The novel reverses this role and has him being adopted into the Sun clan from the Yu clan. Sun Hu in the online Brewitt-Taylor translation. Yu Hu in the Moss Roberts translation.

Rank and Titles

Commander of Bodyguards; County Magistrate in Wu; Administrator of Li Shu; General

Family and Relationships

Sun Jian (Foster Father and Kinsman); Sun Zhu, Sun Yi, Sun Huan, Sun Jun (Sons); Sun Shao (Nephew)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Was adopted into the Yu clan by Sun Jian to continue the Yu family line, which would have been maintained only through women. This contradicts the novel, which states that Sun He was adopted into the Sun clan from the Yu. [SGZ: Wu 6; Rafe]

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 82

Sanguozhi: Wu 6

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May 13, 2014