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A question of loyalty : Xun Yu, Cao Cao and Sima Guang

de Crespigny, Rafe


In 212 AD, as the army of the great warlord Cao Cao 曹操 was moving south against his southern rival Sun Quan 孫權, there was a sad incident in the camp. Xun Yu 荀彧, a leading counsellor and one of Cao Cao's oldest supporters, died at Shouchun 壽春 city on the Huai 淮 River. There are varying accounts and opinions whether he died of natural causes or whether he killed himself, but Cao Cao was embarrassed and Emperor Xian of Han 漢獻帝, though close-held under his control, made a point of mourning Xun Yu....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Australian Centre on China in the World / 中华全球研究中心/中華全球研究中心
Date published: 2002
Type: Book chapter
Source: Sino-Asiatica : papers dedicated to Professor Liu Ts'un-yan on the occasion of his eighty-fifth birthday / edited by Wang Gungwu, Rafe de Crespigny, Igor de Rachewiltz
Access Rights: Open Access


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