Zhou Fang (Three Kingdoms)

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Zhou Fang
General of Eastern Wu
Born (Unknown)
Died (Unknown)
Traditional Chinese 周魴
Simplified Chinese 周鲂
Pinyin Zhōu Fáng
Wade–Giles Chou Fang
Courtesy name Ziyu (traditional Chinese: 子魚; simplified Chinese: 子鱼; pinyin: Zǐyú; Wade–Giles: Tzu-yü)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhou.

Zhou Fang (birth and death dates unknown), courtesy name Ziyu, was a military general of the state of Eastern Wu during the Three Kingdoms period. In 228, he was the main figure in a confrontation between Eastern Wu and Wu's rival state, Cao Wei, when he pretended to surrender to Wei to induce the enemy general Cao Xiu into a trap, and Wu forces were able to deal Wei forces a major defeat. This battle was called the Battle of Shiting. His son Zhou Chu later became a famous general during the Jin Dynasty.


In Zhou Fang Early years he was a studious youth who went on to become a magistrate of Sun Quan's regime. His most notable act during that time was executing the barbaric Peng Shi who had been terrorizing the people of Qiantang with raids. After his time as a commandant in Danyang, he was later made an administrator of Poyang in 227. The following year saw him neutralize Peng Qi's rebellion and cause Cao Xiu's downfall by falsely defecting to Wei in an effort to destroy them. With his task done, he spent thirty years governing Poyang until his death.

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