Generals of the South, Chapter 2 p. 119 wrote:Sun Jian had captured Luoyang in about the third month of the Chinese year, but even as he was fighting there the alliance against Dong Zhuo had come to an end, and the allies had ended all pretence of co-operation. Yuan Shu, who regarded himself as the head of his family, was jealous of the prestige enjoyed by Yuan Shao as leader of the alliance, and he spread stories against him, saying that "Shao is not a true son of the Yuan clan" and "Shao is our family slave." When Yuan Shao heard about this he was predictably furious. (68)
(68): <i>HHS</i> 74A/64A, 2373, says that the father of Yuan Shao was Yuan Cheng, and <i>HHS</i> 75/65, 2438, says that the father of Yuan Shu was Yuan Feng, who had been Minister over the Masses in the reign of Emperor Ling. The two men could therefore have been cousins, and Yuan Shu is described as the younger cousin in SGZ 6, 207.
shibusawa wrote:Alright, thank you very much everyone! If I think of any other questions, I'll be sure to toss them this way again.
SlickSlicer wrote:Shao is our family slave! Yes! I remember that now. Great line, and exactly the sort of thing I could expect from Yuan Shu, one of my favorite characters of this era. >;)
Thank you for finding that James.
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