Father of Sun Ce, Sun Quan, and the kingdom of Wu.
Birthplace: Fu Chun County, Wu Prefecture
(Presently Fu Yang, Zhe Jiang Province)
Rank and Titles
Major of the Commandery; Assistant Prefect of Yandu (AD 172); Assistant Prefect of Xuyi; Assistant Prefect of Xiapi; Major with a Separate Command. (AD 184); Gentleman-Consultant; Grand Administrator of Changsha; Marquis of Wucheng; General Who Routs the Caitiffs, Inspector of Yu Province; Emperor Wulie (posthumous)
Family and Relationships
Lady Wu, Wu Guotai [Lady Wu] ƒ (Wives); Sun Ce, Sun Quan, Sun Yi, Sun Kuang, Sun Lang (Sons); Lady Sun [Sun Shangxiang], one married to Pan Yi, one married to Hong Zi (Daughter); Sun Qiang (Twin Brother); Sun Jing (Brother); one married to Xu Zhen (Younger Sister); Sun Deng, Sun Lü, Sun He, Sun Ba, Sun Fen, Sun Xiu, Sun Liang, Sun Luban, Sun Luyu (Grandchildren); Sun Hao (Great Grandchildren); Sun Ben, Sun Fu, Sun Hao, Sun Yu, Sun Jiao, Sun Huan, Sun Qian (Nephews); Da Qiao, Lady Wang of Langya, Lady Wang of Nanyang, Lady Xu, Lady Xie, Lady Pan, Lady Bu, Lady Yuan (Daughter-in-laws); Yuan Shu (Relative In-laws)
Fact vs. Fiction
Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction
- Sun Jian gave the Imperial Seal to Yuan Shu after finding it in a well. He did not hold the Seal for himself.
- During the coalition against Dong Zhuo, Sun Jian served as a subordinate of Yuan Shu, not as himself.
- Sun Jian did not withdraw from the anti-Dong Zhuo alliance, but rather was the only general to achieve success in the operations.
- Sun Jian attacked Liu Biao on Yuan Shu’s orders, not because Liu Biao attacked first. In addition, during this time, Sun Jian was based in Henan, not Changsha as the novel states.
- Sun Jian never killed the fictional Chen Sheng.
- The ‘Magnificent Five of Wu’ is a fan creation with no historical basis. Sun Jian was not a part of any such group.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 15, 21, 39, 42, 46, 82
Sanguozhi: Wu 1, Wu 2
Zizhi tongjian: 59-63
- Who Did Most to Establish Wu:Sun Jian, Sun Ce, or Sun Quan?
- Were Sun Jian and Dong Zhuo Friends?
- Sun Jian "Collecting Arrows" in Chapter 7 of SGYY
- Isn’t Sun Jian Overrated?
- Who’s Better Sun Jian or Cao Cao?
- Could Sun Jian Get Wu As Sun Ce Did ..
- Sun Jian and the Alliance Against Dong Zhuo
- Wang Rui, Cao Yin and Sun Jian
- If Sun Jian Lived
- What if Su Fei Killed Sun Jian?
- Who Would Sun Jian Serve?
- Sun Jian (history)
- Lady Sun and Sun Jian
- Sun Jian
- Sun Jian SGYY Bio
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The Family Slave: Yuan Shao and Yuan Shu
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