The Wu zhi 吳志 (Record of Wu) is a Chinese text written by Chen Shou. It later became known as the Book of Wu (Wu shu 吳書), when it was combined with the Wei zhi 魏志 and Shu zhi 蜀志 to form the Sanguo zhi, the Records of the Three Kingdoms.

This original text by Chen Shou does not include the annotations by Pei Songzhi. Pei occasionally cited the Wei, Shu and Wu zhi's when he annotated the Records of the Three Kingdoms.

Bits of informationEdit

Chen Shou lived from 233-297. He probably didn't start working on the Wu zhi until the conquest of Wu in 280, after which he must've gained valuable source material from the state.

Fragments in Records of the Three KingdomsEdit

Book of Wei 1 - Annals of Emperor Wu (Cao Cao)Edit

  1. 岱,劉繇之兄,事見《吳志》。
  2. “Dai was Liu Zhou’s elder brother and his deeds can be viewed in the Record of Wu.”

Book of Shu 6 - Biography of Guan YuEdit

  1. 按《呂蒙傳》云:「伏精兵於𦩷𦪇之中,使白衣搖櫓,作商賈服。」以此言之,羽不求助於權,權必不語羽當往也。若許相援助,何故匿其形迹乎?
  2. “According to Lü Meng's biography, which says: “Crack troops were set to ambush in the goulu (a type of large ship) and civilians were instructed to row the ships as they posed as merchants.” As such, Guan Yu did not appeal to Sun Quan for help and neither had Sun Quan the need to ask Guan Yu free passage into the lands. If there was any request for assistance, why was there the need to conceal the troops and their motives?”

Book of Shu 8 - Biography of Xu JingEdit

  1. 子雲名津,南陽人,為交州刺史。見《吳志》。

Book of Wu 7 - Biography of Zhang Zhao (sub-section Zhang Cheng)Edit

  1. 《吳錄》曰:款字文德,歷位內外,以清貞顯於當世。後以衛尉領中書令,封留侯。二子,條、機。條孫皓時位至尚書令、太子少傅。機為臨川太守。謝景事在孫登傳。

Book of Wu 19 - Biography of Puyang XingEdit

  1. 逸事見《陸瑁傳》。

See alsoEdit




  • 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).

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