Place of Birth: Unlisted
Served: Sun Ce, Sun Quan
Family: Sun Qiang (father); Sun Jian, Sun Jing (uncles); Sun Xing, Sun Zhao, Sun Wei, Sun Xin (sons); Sun Ce, Sun Quan, Sun Yi, Sun Kuang, Sun Lang, Sun Hao, Sun Yu, Sun Jiao, Sun Huan, Sun Qian (cousins); Sun Ben (brother)
Sun Fu, styled Guoyi, was the second son of Sun Qiang, Sun Jian’s twin brother. He followed Sun Ce in his later campaigns against Yuan Shu and Liu Xun, earning great merits by raiding Ling Yang and Lu Jiang. When Liu Xun was defeated, Sun Fu was put in charge of rebuilding the city’s walls, which he accomplished very well. He earned the title of General Who Pacifies the South.
Before the Battle of Chi Bi, Sun Fu decided to surrender to Cao Cao. To this end, he sent a letter to Cao Cao proclaiming his intent to surrender, but this letter was intercepted. Sun Quan angrily stripped Sun Fu of all rank and imprisoned him, but spared him on account of filial duty. Sun Fu was released and died a few years after the battle, never again having a military command. His sons, however, all received rank.
Copyright © 2004 Steven Trinkl
A biography assembled using the following sources:
Sanguozhi – Chen Shou with Pei Songzhi’s Commentary
Generals of the South – Rafe de Crespigny