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Su Yong; Su Yung; 蘇顒

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Su Yong 蘇顒


Lived: AD ?–228

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Served: Wei

Vanguard commander of Guo Huai (who served Cao Zhen). Killed by Zhao Zilong.

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Wade-Giles: Su Yung
Simplified Chinese: 苏顒
Cantonese (Yale): Sou Yung
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Sou Jung

Birthplace: Unknown

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Guo Huai (Vanguard Under)

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 95


Sanguo Yanyi

Su Yong was a general serving Guo Huai, under Cao Zhen, as vanguard, opposing Zhuge Liang during his first Northern Campaign in AD 228. At one point Guo Huai of Wei was leading his army through the Gu Valley. He called up his Van Leader, Su Yong, and said to him, “Zhao Yun is a warrior whom no one can withstand. You must keep a most careful guard lest you fall into some trap while they are retreating.” Su Yong replied, smiling, “If you will help me, O Commander, we shall be able to capture this Zhao Zilong.”

So Su Yong, with three thousand troops, hastened on ahead and entered the valley in the wake of the Shu army. He saw upon a slope in the distance a large red banner bearing the name Zhao Zilong of Changshan. This frightened him, and he retired. But before he had gone far a great uproar arose about him, and a mighty warrior came bounding forth on a swift steed, crying, “Do you recognize Zhao Zilong?” Su Yong was terrified. “Whence came you?” he cried. “Is there another Zhao Zilong here?” But Su Yong could make no stand, and soon fell victim to the spear of the veteran. His troops scattered, and Zhao Zilong marched on after the main body. (1)

1: SGYY, Brewitt-Taylor, threekingdoms.com (offline)



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April 10, 2023