Encyclopedia: Wu Can

Wu Can (Kongxiu); Wu Ts‘an (K‘ung-hsiu); 吾粲 (孔休)

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Wu Can (Kongxiu) 吾粲 (孔休)

Lived: AD 187–248


Served: Wu

Was promoted into office by Sun He. Helped to pacify the Shanyue.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Wu Ts‘an (K‘ung-hsiu)
Simplified Chinese: 吾粲 (孔休)
Pronunciation: Wu2 Can4 (Kong3xiu1)
Cantonese (Yale): Ng Chaan (Hung-yau)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Ng Caan (Hung-jau)
Min-Nan: Gouw Can (Khong-hiu)

Birthplace: Wucheng in Wu commandery

Rank and Titles

Junior Official; Chief Clerk; Registrar; Prefect of Shanling; Colonel Army-Advisor; Grand Administrator of Kuiji; General of the Interior of Shining Virtues; Colonel of the Garrisoned Cavalry, Privy Treasurer; Grand Tutor of the Crown Prince

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 38



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May 13, 2014