Encyclopedia: Sun Shao

Sun Shao (Gongli); Sun Shao (Kung-li); 孫韶 (公禮)

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Sun Shao (Gongli) 孫韶 (公禮)

Lived: AD 188–241

Biographies:

Served: Wu

Disobeyed Xu Sheng to fool opposing Wei forces. Maintained strong defense against Wei.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Sun Shao (Kung-li)
Simplified Chinese: 孙韶 (公礼)
Pronunciation: Sun1 Shao2 (Gong1li3)
Cantonese (Yale): Syun Siu (Gung-lai)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Syun Siu (Gung-lai)

Birthplace: Wu

Other Names: Yu Shao, Sun Hu

Name Notes: Sun Shao, before being adopted by Sun Ce, was known as Yu Shao (俞韶). Mistranslated as ‘Sun Hu’ in the online Brewitt-Taylor edition.

Rank and Titles

Colonel Who Upholds Courage; Administrator of Guangling; General; Marquis; Governor of Xu

Family and Relationships

Sun Ce (Foster Father); Sun Yu, Sun Kai, Sun Yi (Sons); Sun He (Uncle)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Sun Shao did not disobey Xu Sheng’s orders at the battle of Guangling. Nor was he ordered executed.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 7, 86, 102

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May 13, 2014