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Shu may refer to:


  • Sichuan, China, officially abbreviated as Shu (蜀)
  • Shu (state) (conquered by Qin in 316 BC), an ancient state in modern Sichuan
  • Shu Han (221–263) during the Three Kingdoms Period
  • Western Shu (405–413), also known as Qiao Shu, a state founded by Qiao Zong during the Eastern Jin Dynasty
  • Former Shu (907–925) during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period
  • Later Shu (934–965) during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period
  • The Book of Documents (Shū 書)


  • Shu, the guitarist in the Japanese rock band, BACK-ON
  • Frank Shu (born 1943), Chinese-American professor of astronomy
  • Quan-Sheng Shu, American physicist


Fictional characters[edit]

  • Shu, the main character in the Xbox 360 game Blue Dragon
  • Shu, a character in the Dragon Ball franchise
  • Shu (Suikoden), a character in the video game Suikoden II
  • Shu Shirakawa, a recurring character in the Super Robot Wars video game series
  • Shū, a fictional character in the Fist of the North Star manga and anime franchise
  • Shu, a fictional character in the manga series Hikaru no Go
  • Shuzo "Shu" Matsutani, a character in the anime series Now and Then, Here and There and Legendz
  • Shu Ouma, the protagonist in the anime and manga series Guilty Crown
  • Shū or Drew (Pokemon) , a fictional character from the Pokemon series


SHU may be an acronym for: