Xue Zong

Xue Zong (died 243), courtesy name Jingwen, was a Chinese poet and politician of the state of Eastern Wu during the Three Kingdoms period of China. He was known for his quick wit. On one occasion, when the Shu envoy Zhang Feng (張奉) made fun of the name of his colleague Kan Ze during a feast, he gained somewhat of a measure of revenge by making fun of Shu's name. He was also known for assisting Lü Dai in the pacification of Jiaozhi Commandery (covering parts of present-day western Guangdong, southwestern Guangxi and northern Vietnam). In 233, when Sun Quan considered an ill-advised campaign to the Liaodong Peninsula against the recalcitrant warlord Gongsun Yuan (who had submitted to him and then betrayed him and killed his envoys), Xue Zong was one of the officials who spoke against the campaign, eventually getting Sun Quan to change his mind. Xue Zong had two sons: Xue Ying and Xue Xu.

Xue Zong
薛綜
Junior Tutor of the Crown Prince
(太子少傅)
In office
242 (242)–243 (243)
MonarchSun Quan
ChancellorGu Yong
Master of Writing in the Selection Bureau
(選曹尚書)
In office
240 (240)–242 (242)
MonarchSun Quan
ChancellorGu Yong
Supervisor of the Masters of Writing
(尚書僕射)
In office
? (?)–240 (240)
MonarchSun Quan
ChancellorGu Yong
Master of Writing in the Crime Bureau
(賊曹尚書)
In office
232 (232)–? (?)
MonarchSun Quan
ChancellorGu Yong
Chief Clerk (長史)
(under Sun Lü)
In office
231 (231)–232 (232)
MonarchSun Quan
ChancellorGu Yong
Supervisor of the Internuncios
(謁者僕射)
In office
220s (220s)–231 (231)
MonarchSun Quan
ChancellorSun Shao (222–225)
Gu Yong (from 225)
General of the Household for All Purposes
(五官中郎將)
In office
? (?)–? (?)
Personal details
BornUnknown
Suixi County, Anhui
Died243
Children
OccupationPoet, politician
Courtesy nameJingwen (敬文)

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