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Zhou Zhi; Chou Chih; 周直

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Zhou Zhi 周直

Lived: AD ?–c.185

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Killed by Li Tong at a meeting whilst drunk. His followers were added to Li Tong’s troops.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Chou Chih
Simplified Chinese: 周直
Pronunciation: Zhou1 Zhi2
Cantonese (Yale): Jau Jik
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Zau Zik
Min-Nan: Ciu Tit

Birthplace: Unknown

Rank and Titles


Family and Relationships

Li Tong, Chen Gong (Feuded With)

Literary Appearances

Sanguozhi: Wei 18


Historic (Confirmed)

Zhou Zhi had some 2000 families under his command. At some time during the mid to late AD 180s he held a feud with Chen Gong (1) and Li Tong. Both Li Tong and Chen Gong wished to kill him but Chen Gong found this too difficult to accomplish. Li Tong, knowing Chen Gong would not interfere, invited Zhou Zhi to a meeting and killed him while he was drunk. To resolve the commotion caused by this Li Tong led Chen Gong and killed Zhou Zhi’s faction, combining his troops with their own.

(1): Chen Gong (陈恭). Not the strategist who served Lü Bu.

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



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April 10, 2023