(38.3) Sūn Qián 孫乾 [Gōngyòu 公祐]

Sūn Qián, appellation Gōngyòu, was a Běihǎi man. When Xiān-zhǔ took control of Xúzhōu, he was recruited as an advisor. (1) Later he became a personal attendant.

孫乾字公祐,北海人也。先主領徐州,辟為從事,〔一〕後隨從周旋。

  • (1) Zhèng Xuán Zhuàn states: [Zhèng] Xuán recommended Qián to the province. When Qián was recruited, Xuán was commended for this.

〔一〕 鄭玄傳云:玄薦乾於州。乾被辟命,玄所舉也。

When Xiān-zhǔ turned on Lord Cáo, he sent Qián to personally arrange alliance with Yuán Shào. When he was about to flee to Jīngzhōu, Qián was again sent with Mí Zhú together as envoys to Liú Biǎo, and in both these cases he acted as wished and directed.

先主之背曹公,遣乾自結袁紹,將適荊州,乾又與麋竺俱使劉表,皆如意指。

Later, Biǎo wrote to Yuán Shàng to advise peace between the two brothers, writing: “Every time I discuss the situation with General of the Left Liú and Sūn Gōngyòu, I am always deeply grieved to the bone, and seeing this they are gravely sorrowful.” His importance was such as this.

後表與袁尚書,說其兄弟分爭之變,曰:「每與劉左將軍、孫公祐共論此事,未嘗不痛心入骨,相為悲傷也。」其見重如此。

When Xiān-zhǔ settled Yìzhōu [214], Qián from Internal Gentleman Advisor became General Supporting Loyalty and received honors equal to Mí Zhú and Jiǎn Yōng. Shortly after this he died.

先主定益州,乾自從事中郎為秉忠將軍,見禮次麋竺,與簡雍同等。頃之,卒。

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