Sun Jian

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Sun Jian (155–191), courtesy name Wentai, was a military general and warlord who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.wikipedia
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Battle of Xiangyang (191)

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In 191, Sun Jian was killed in battle during an offensive campaign against Liu Biao.
The Battle of Xiangyang was fought between the warlords Sun Jian and Liu Biao in 191 in the late Eastern Han Dynasty.

Sun Quan

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Sun Jian was also the father of Sun Quan, one of the central figures of the Three Kingdoms era who eventually established the Eastern Wu state and declared himself its first emperor in 229, whereupon Sun Jian was given the posthumous title "Emperor Wulie" .
Sun Quan was born while his father Sun Jian served as the adjutant of Xiapi County.

Yuan Shu

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He allied himself with Yuan Shu in 190 when warlords from eastern China formed a coalition to oust Dong Zhuo, a tyrannical warlord who held the puppet Emperor Xian in his power.
When Dong Zhuo seized control of the Han central government, he wanted to appoint Yuan Shu as General of the Rear, but, fearing Dong Zhuo, Yuan Shu fled to Nanyang Commandery, which he took control over after Sun Jian killed its grand administrator, Zhang Zi.

Liu Biao

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Although he controlled neither many troops nor much land, Sun Jian's personal bravery and resourcefulness were feared by Dong Zhuo, who placed him among Yuan Shao, Yuan Shu and Liu Biao as the most influential men at that time.
Liu Biao later started a war against the warlord Yuan Shu and his minor vassal, Sun Jian.

Eastern Wu

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Sun Jian was also the father of Sun Quan, one of the central figures of the Three Kingdoms era who eventually established the Eastern Wu state and declared himself its first emperor in 229, whereupon Sun Jian was given the posthumous title "Emperor Wulie" .
Towards the end of the Han dynasty, Sun Ce, the eldest son of the warlord Sun Jian, and his followers borrowed troops from the warlord Yuan Shu and embarked on a series of military conquests in the Jiangdong and Wu regions between 194 and 199, seizing several territories previously occupied by warlords such as Liu Yao, Yan Baihu and Wang Lang.

Dong Zhuo

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He allied himself with Yuan Shu in 190 when warlords from eastern China formed a coalition to oust Dong Zhuo, a tyrannical warlord who held the puppet Emperor Xian in his power. After Dong Zhuo failed to put down the rebellion, the central government sent in his place the Minister of Works Zhang Wen, who invited Sun Jian along as an adviser.
At the time, a Han military officer, Sun Jian, suggested to his superior that Dong's arrogance and insubordination to the court warranted a death sentence, but his advice went unheeded.

Yuan Shao

Although he controlled neither many troops nor much land, Sun Jian's personal bravery and resourcefulness were feared by Dong Zhuo, who placed him among Yuan Shao, Yuan Shu and Liu Biao as the most influential men at that time.
Dong Zhuo then sent Hu Zhen, Lü Bu and Hua Xiong to deter the coalition vanguard led by Sun Jian.

Courtesy name

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Sun Jian (155–191), courtesy name Wentai, was a military general and warlord who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.
General Sun Jian's four sons, for instance, were Sun Ce (伯符, Bófú), Sun Quan (仲謀, Zhòngmóu), Sun Yi (叔弼, Shūbì) and Sun Kuang (季佐, Jìzuǒ).

Yellow Turban Rebellion

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In 184, the Yellow Turban Rebellion led by Zhang Jiao broke out across the country.
Sun Jian, then a minor official serving in Xiapi County (下邳縣; south of present-day Pizhou, Jiangsu) in Xu Province, came to join Zhu Jun's army as a Major.

Zhang Wen (Han dynasty)

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After Dong Zhuo failed to put down the rebellion, the central government sent in his place the Minister of Works Zhang Wen, who invited Sun Jian along as an adviser.
He served as Minister of Works and was, at one point, the superior of Dong Zhuo and Sun Jian when he served as the commander of the Han imperial army in the Liang Province Rebellion.

Lady Wu (wife of Sun Jian)

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Later, when Yuan Shu declared himself emperor, he held Sun Jian's wife Lady Wu hostage in exchange for the seal.
Lady Wu (died 202), personal name unknown, was the wife of the warlord Sun Jian, who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.

Liang Province rebellion

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Around this time, Bian Zhang and Han Sui colluded with the Qiang tribes and rebelled in Liang Province (涼州; present-day western Gansu).
Zhou Shen had disregarded his advisor Sun Jian's advice to cut the enemy's supply routes and got his own supply line cut by the enemy in turn, resulting in a hasty retreat.

Bian Zhang

Around this time, Bian Zhang and Han Sui colluded with the Qiang tribes and rebelled in Liang Province (涼州; present-day western Gansu).
He became the overall commander of the rebels, but was defeated in battle with Dong Zhuo and Sun Jian and died of illness shortly after, or according to other sources, killed by Han.

Sun Ce

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His eldest son, Sun Ce, became a warlord and conquered several territories in the Jiangdong region.
He was the eldest child of Sun Jian, who was killed during the Battle of Xiangyang when Sun Ce was only 16.

Huang Zu

He defeated Liu Biao's forces led by Huang Zu and pursued the enemy across the Han River to Xiangyang.
He is best known for killing the warlord Sun Jian in an ambush during the Battle of Xiangyang (191) and resisting an invasion by the warlord Sun Quan (Sun Jian's son) at the Battle of Xiakou (203).

Xiangyang

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He defeated Liu Biao's forces led by Huang Zu and pursued the enemy across the Han River to Xiangyang.
In the Battle of Xiangyang in 191 AD, Sun Jian, who was a rival warlord and the father of Sun Quan, founder of Eastern Wu, was defeated and killed.

Hua Xiong

He scored a brilliant victory and killed the enemy commander Hua Xiong in battle (191).
He was defeated and killed in a battle at Yangren (陽人; believed to be near present-day Wenquan, Ruzhou, Henan) against Sun Jian.

Sun Ben

Sun Jian's nephew, Sun Ben, gathered his uncle's troops and returned to Yuan Shu, who then appointed him as the Inspector of Yu Province to replace his uncle.
He was the eldest son of Sun Qiang, the twin brother of Sun Quan's father Sun Jian.

Records of the Three Kingdoms

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Many biographies make passing mention of the event, but more concrete information such as correspondence and troop movements during the uprising can be found in fragmentary form in at least four volumes: the biographies of Cheng Yu, Yu Jin, Liu Bei, and Sun Jian.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

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In the 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, some events of Sun Jian were romanticised by Luo Guanzhong.
Sun Jian found the Imperial Seal in the ruins of Luoyang and secretly kept it for himself.

Warriors Orochi

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Sun Jian is featured as a playable character in Koei's Dynasty Warriors and Warriors Orochi video game series.
In the Kingdom of Wu story, Orochi uses the captive Sun Jian and other Wu officers to blackmail the Sun family into servitude.

Eastern Wu family trees

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Sun Jian was an alleged descendant of Sun Tzu, the author of The Art of War.

Total War: Three Kingdoms

He is a playable warlord in the 2019 game Total War: Three Kingdoms by Creative Assembly.
These factions are led by warlords, such as Cao Cao, Liu Bei, and Sun Jian.

Heirloom Seal of the Realm

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However, when his men found a jade seal, which was proven to be the imperial seal, Sun Jian grew ambitious and requested to retreat to his base.
At the end of the Han Dynasty in the 3rd century AD, General Sun Jian found the Imperial Seal when his forces occupied the evacuated Han imperial capital Luoyang, in the sequence of the campaign against Dong Zhuo, giving it to his chief, warlord Yuan Shu.

Kong Zhou

After his death, another warlord Yuan Shu nominated Sun Jian to be the new Inspector of Yu Province.