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
- “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
- “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
Book of Wu 7 - Biography of Zhang Zhao (sub-section Zhang Cheng)Edit
Book of Wu 19 - Biography of Puyang XingEdit