Encyclopedia: Wei Zhao

Wei Zhao (Hongsi); Wei Chao (Hung-ssŭ); 韋昭

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Wei Zhao (Hongsi) 韋昭

Lived: AD 204–273

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Served: Wu

Historian who completed the last fifty-five juan of the Wu shu (Wu History).

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Wei Chao (Hung-ssŭ)
Simplified Chinese: 韦昭
Pronunciation: Wei2 Zhao1
Min-Nan: Wi Ciauw

Birthplace: Wu

Other Names: Wei Yao

Name Notes: Some places have him as Wei Yao to find the taboo of having same name as Sima Zhao.

Rank and Titles

Member of Sun He’s Suite; Prefect Grand Historian; Gentleman; Supervisor of Academicians; Palace Attendant; State Historian on the Left

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Wei Zhao (Hongsi)


Historic (Confirmed)

Wei Zhao was an historian who served Wu. He wrote the final fifty-five juan of the historic work, Wu shu (Wu History), which was Chen Shou’s primary source for Wu entries in the Sanguozhi. The Wu shu was originally a collaborative work between Zhou Zhao, Xue Ying, Ling Guang and Hua He.



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April 10, 2023