Sanguo pingzhi 三國評志 (Annotated Records of the Three Kingdoms) is a Chinese history text written by Xu Zhong 徐衆.
Bits of informationEdit
This text is mentioned in the Book of Sui, and in there is said to have been 3 juan 卷 long. The Book of Sui writes Xu Zhong's personal name as Yuan 袁. The Jiu Tang shu and the Xin Tang shu write his name as Xu 徐, which agrees with Pei Songzhi.
Fragments in Records of the Three KingdomsEdit
Book of Wei 7 - Biography of Zang Hong (and sub-section Chen Rong)Edit
- Xu Zhong’s Three Kingdoms Annotated states: Hong was kindhearted and world famous for his righteousness. He sought to rescue his former lord from danger. This feeling is enough to make anyone sympathize, and this righteousness is enough to encourage the weak. However Yuan [Shao] was also a close friend, installed him in the province and commandery, and though their relationship was not that of master and servant, he was the Alliance Leader and had received their trust, and should not have been betrayed. Yuan and Cao [Cao] were at peace, and both sides sought to assist the Imperial House. Lü Bu rebelled without reason, his intentions were to rebel and create chaos, but [Zhang] Miao and Chao without authority installed Bu as provincial Governor. By the Imperial laws, they were all criminals. That Lord Cao punished them and that Yuan did not rescue them was not without reason. Hong should not have asked Yuan for troops and should not have blamed him. If Hong did not have sufficient planners or strength, he could have sought out other powers to ask help for the rescue. If his plans and strength were not enough to assist in matters, then it would be better to not just observe the quarrel but die with Chao. Why should he swear to defend the city to the end and be inflexible, dying himself and exterminating his own people, failing to establish any achievement? How tragic!
Book of Wei 14 - Biography of Cheng YuEdit
Book of Shu 13 - Biography of Huang QuanEdit
Book of Wu 7 - Biography of Gu YongEdit
Book of Wu 15 - Biography of Quan CongEdit
Book of Wu 15 - Biography of Zhou FangEdit
Book of Wu 15 - Biography of Zhongli MuEdit
Book of Wu 17 - Biography of Shi YiEdit
- Quoted several times in Records of the Three Kingdoms as simply 《徐衆評》 (Xu Zhong's commentary).
- Also seen to be quoted in Records of the Three Kingdoms as 《三國評》 (Three Kingdoms Annotated).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 de Crespigny. “Index of Books and Writers quoted in the P'ei Sung-chih commentary to San-kuo chih” in The Records of the Three Kingdoms.
- ↑ Wei Zheng. Book of Sui.
- ↑ "jiuyangda", biography of Zang Hong. Retrieved from Xuesanguo: xuesanguo.tumblr.com.