- “...he [Lu Xun] attacked [the Shu-Han troops] with fire and destroyed them. With this one stroke the thing was accomplished. He [Lu Xun] beheaded Zhang Nan 張南, Feng Xi 馮習 and Shamoke 沙摩柯, King 王 of Hú 胡, as well as others and destroyed over forty of their encampments.”
Shamoke was a King of Hú 胡. ‘Hú’ is an exonym for non-Chinese barbarians coming from the north or the west of China. In other words, Shamoke was the ruler, or a ‘King’, of a tribe of non-Chinese people.
Shamoke, as well as various other tribeleaders, joined Liu Bei in his 222 AD battle against Sun Quan. His exact role is unknown. It is unclear what he did during the battle before his death.
Fact vs. FictionEdit
- …Shamoke did not kill Gan Ning
[see the fictional event: Shamoke kills Gan Ning].
- …Shamoke was not killed by Zhou Tai.
- …Shamoke was not a king of tribal people of the five valleys in Wuling.
- …Shamoke was not one of the Nanman.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Fang, Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms, volume 1, pages 101-102
- ↑ Fang, Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms, volume 1, page 102
- Chen Shou 陳壽 (233–297). Sanguo zhi 三國志 "Records of the Three Kingdoms", with official commentary compiled by Pei Songzhi 裴松之 (372-451).
- Fang, Achilles. The Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms, volume 1. Harvard University Press, 1952.
- Sima Guang 司馬光 (1019–1086). Zizhi tongjian 資治通鑒 "Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government".