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Li Xu; Li Hsü; 李绪

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Li Xu 李绪

Lived: Unknown

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Served: Wei

Son of Li Tong who was stationed at Fancheng, where he achieved some merit.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Li Hsü
Simplified Chinese: 李绪
Pronunciation: Li3 Xu4
Cantonese (Yale): Lei Seui
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Lei Seoi

Birthplace: Jiangxia

Rank and Titles

Unknown; Gentleman General of the Centre Who Pacifies the Caitiffs (c. AD 220)

Family and Relationships

Li Tong (Father); Li Ji (Younger Brother)

Literary Appearances

Sanguozhi: Wei 18


Historic (Confirmed)

Li Xu was Li Tong’s oldest son. When Li Tong died of illness around c. AD 209 his fief was posthumously increased by 200 households from 400 households and Li Xu’s younger brother, Li Ji, inherited his rank and was at some point stationed at Fancheng. In an edict issued by Cao Pi (c. AD 220) Li Tong’s contributions to the kingdom were recognized and Li Xu, also recognized for achieving merit while stationed at Fancheng, was granted the rank of Gentleman General of the Centre who Pacifies the Caitiffs. (1)

(1): SGZ Wei 18, Li Tong’s biography. Translation by Zhai Rong.



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April 10, 2023