Encyclopedia: Wu Shi

Wu Shi (Zilan); Wu Shih (Tzŭlan); 吳碩 (子蘭)

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Wu Shi (Zilan) 吳碩 (子蘭)

Lived: AD ?–200

Biographies:
None Available

Served: Han

Part of the ‘Jade Girdle’ plot to kill Cao Cao. Friend of Dong Cheng and Wang Zifu. Executed by Cao.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Wu Shih (Tzŭlan)
Simplified Chinese: 吴硕 (子兰)
Pronunciation: Wu2 Shi2 (Zi3lan2)
Cantonese (Yale): Ng Sek (Ji-laan)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Ng Sek (Zi-laan)

Birthplace: Unknown

Other Names: Wu Zilan

Name Notes: In SGZ: Shu 2 a man by the name of Wu Zilan 吳子蘭 is described as one of the conspirators. It is likely that this is Wu Shi, and that Zilan was his style.

Rank and Titles

Consultant at Xu City

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 20, 21, 23, 24

Sanguozhi: Shu 2

Hou Han shu: 72

Biography

Historic (Confirmed)

Wu Shi, styled Zilan (1), was a consultant in Xu City. In AD 199 he joined the with Dong Cheng to conspire against Cao Cao. When Cao Cao discovered the plot in early AD 200 Wu Shi and his family were executed.

(1): Sanguozhi: Shu 2 describes a man by the name of Wu Zilan 吳子蘭, naming him among the conspirators. It is reasonable to conclude that this is Wu Shi (as he is named in Hou Han shu) and that Zilan was his style.

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May 13, 2014