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Xu Zhao [Shao]; Hsü Chao; 許昭[韶]

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Xu Zhao [Shao] 許昭[韶]

Lived: AD ?–174

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Served: Miscellaneous

Son of Xu Chang. Killed by Sun Jian along with his father.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Hsü Chao [Shao]
Simplified Chinese: 许昭[韶]
Pronunciation: Xu2 Zhao1[Shao2]

Birthplace: Kuaiji

Other Names: Xu Hao, Xu Shao

Name Notes: Xu Hao in the online novel version. Xu Zhao’s name is a bit of a mystery. Xu Chang (probably Xu Zhao’s) staged a rebellion in Kuaiji (or Xu Zhao did) and Xu Zhao was either leader (HHS 102), sole son by the name of Xu Shao, associated leader by the name of Xu Shao (SGZ Wu 1), or two sons named Zhao and Shao. In any case, Xu Zhao seems most likely as Shao may have been used in Sanguozhi to avoid a taboo on Sima Zhao’s name.

Family and Relationships

Xu Chang (Father (Probably))

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 2

Sanguozhi: Wu 1

Hou Han shu: 8, 102



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May 13, 2014