Wang Lian's SGZ bio

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Wang Lian's SGZ bio

Unread postby WilliamL » Fri Feb 27, 2004 5:53 am

That's the first time I translate a bio hehe so please feel free to point out any mistakes I made :D whether grammars (I'm not so good in English...), spellings or wrong translation.

Oh yeah Thanks Flo Jie Jie(Lady Wu) for helping me to find out this "easy and short" bio :lol:

Wang Lian SGZ Bio
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Wang Lian, styled Wen Yi, was a man from NanYang. During Liu Zhang’s time he entered to Shu and held the position of Zi tong Lin (梓 潼 令). Then when the First Ruler raised his troops from Jia Meng and marched towards the South, Lian closed his city gates and refused to surrender. Seeing that he was a man of principle, the First Ruler showed him mercy. After Cheng Du was secured, Lian was made 什( Shi or She?)邡 Lin (令)and was transferred to Guan Du where he proved himself to be worthy. Consequently he was promoted Chief Commandant Si Yan (司 鹽 校 尉) and was in charge of the salt and the iron assessment, the income being oversufficient and the country being advantaged of it. Thereafter, he looked for qualified people who became his subordinates. Among these people there were Lu Yi, Du Qi and Liu Gan , and they were all raised up by Wang Liang and ended up all being high-ranking officers. Afterwards, he was made governor of Shu Jun, Xing Yip Jiang Jun (興 業 將 軍)(General of Rising Business) and continued to be in charge of the Salt office. In the First year of Jian Xing (AD 223), he was appointed as Colonel of the Garrison Cavalry (屯 騎 校 尉), he became the Chief Clerk of the office of the Prime Minister (領 丞 相 長 史) and given the title of Marquis of District of Pin Yang. (平陽 亭 侯)

At that moment, various prefectures from the south showed instability, and Zhuge Liang decided to lead a campaign. Wang Lian admonished: The southlands are barren and reek with malaria, it is improper for thou to risk your life, the kingdom’s hope relies on you. Liang [Zhuge Liang] was afraid that none was able to handle the situation like he did and was determined to go. However, Wang Liang’s words 而 連 言 輒 懇 至 , 故停 留 者 久 之 。 會 連 卒 。Liang died and his son, Wang Shan, succeeded him and was appointed as the Governor of Jiang Yang

*help needed: I don't know how to translate this : 而 連 言 輒 懇 至 , 故停 留 者 久 之 。 會 連 卒 。
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Re: Wang Lian's SGZ bio

Unread postby Lady Wu » Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:25 am

However (而) Wang Lian (連) spoke (言) many times/continuously (輒) with utmost sincerity (懇 至) ,thus (故) they [Zhuge Liang etc] stayed there (停 留 者) for a long time (久 之) 。 It happened that (會) Lian (連) died (卒)...
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Unread postby WilliamL » Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:40 am

Wow that was quick thank you!

For that: 會 連 卒 "It happened that Lian died... " sounds a bit odd when we put in English, it's like a sentence apart.
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Unread postby Lady Wu » Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:57 am

"Hui" just identifies a time. You could try joining it to the next sentence with a comma: "Wang Lian then died, and his son...." or "When Lian died, his son blahblahblah".

Placenames should be spelt as one word (Zitong, Pingyang, etc).
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Unread postby WilliamL » Sun Sep 19, 2004 5:13 am

I made several corrections and changes, so please do comment on it. This is the final version of Wan Lian SGZ bio



Wang Lian SGZ Bio (Shu)
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Wang Lian, styled Wen Yi, was a man from NanYang. He entered to Shu during Liu Zhang’s time and held the position of Zitong Lin.

When the First Ruler raised his troops from JiaMeng and led his armies to the South, Wang Lian closed his city tightly and refused to surrender. Seeing that he was a man of principle, the First Ruler showed him mercy. After ChengDu was secured, Lian was made Shi/She[什] 邡(?) Lin and was transferred to GuangDu where he shown merits on his official duties. He was then promoted Si Yan Xiao Wei (司鹽校尉) and was in charge of the revenue from the salt and the iron finance, the profits being so much that the country beneficiated greatly. Therefore, he carefully selected a group of talented people to become his subordinates. Lu Yi, Du Qi and Liu Gan were one of those people, raised up by Wang Liang, they ended up all being high-ranking officers. Lian himself was promoted to governor of Shu Jun, Xing Ye Jiang Jun (General of Rising Business) and continued to be in charge of the Salt office.

In the First year of Jian Xing (AD 223), he was appointed as Colonel of the Garrison Cavalry, Chief Clerk of the office of the Prime Minister and was given the title of Marquis of District of PingYang.


At the time, several prefectures from the south refused to subjugate, then Zhuge Liang intended to lead a campaign personally. Yet Wang Lian impeded and admonished:

The southlands are barren and reek with malaria; it is improper for thou, such a high minister who has the care of the kingdoms, to risk his life.

Liang [Zhuge Liang] was afraid that none was able to handle the situation like he did and was determined to go. But, Wang Lian frequently persuaded him with his utmost sincerity, thus Liang [Zhuge Liang] changed his mind and delayed his campaign. Not long after, Wang Lian passed away and his son, Wang Shan, succeeded him and was appointed as the Governor of JiangYang
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