Wú-zhǔ [Sūn] Quán’s Lady Xiè was a Kuàijī Shānyīn woman. Her father [Xiè] Jiǒng was a Hàn Secretariat Cadet and Magistrate of Xú. (1)
- (1) [Xiè] Jiǒng’s son [Xiè] Chéng compiled a Hòuhànshū which said that Jiǒng as a youth acted with filial piety and benevolence, and had wise judgment in selecting talents. Jiǒng’s younger brother Zhēn obeyed the law and was devoted to scholarship, was nominated for office as a Filial and Incorruptible candidate and became Chief of Jiànchāng, but died in office.
Quán’s mother Wú arranged for Quán’s betrothal with her as consort, and received great love and favor. Later Quán wed his paternal aunt’s granddaughter surnamed Xú, and wished to rank Xiè below her. Xiè would not agree, and so lost her spirit, and died young. After more then ten years later, her younger brother Chéng was appointed Five Offices Cadet Internal, eventually becoming Commandant of Eastern Chángshā and Administrator of Wǔlíng, and compiled a Hòuhànshū [History of Later Hàn] of over a hundred volumes. (2)
- (2) Kuàijī Diǎnlù states: Chéng appellation Wěipíng was well-learned and famous. When he experienced something to the end he never forgot it. His son Chóng became General of the Guard, and Chóng’s younger brother Xù became Administrator of Wú-jùn, and both were well-known.