Wu (222–280), commonly kent as Eastren Wu or Sun Wu, wis ane o the three major states that competit for supremacy ower Cheenae in the Three Kinricks period (220–280).


222–280 [1]
The territories o Eastern Wu (in green), 262.
The territories o Eastern Wu (in green), 262.
(222–229, 265–266)
(229–265, 266–280)
Common leidsCheenese
Taoism, Confucianism, Cheenese folk releegion
Keeng (222–229)
Emperor (229–280)
• 222–252
Sun Quan
• 252–258
Sun Liang
• 258–264
Sun Xiu
• 264–280
Sun Hao
Historical eraThree Kingdoms
• Unthirldom frae Cao Wei
• Sun Quan declarin himself Emperor
31 Mey 280 [1]
• 238[2]
2,567,000 (disputit)
• 280[2]
2,535,000 (disputit)
CurrencyCheenese coin, Cheenese cash
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Cao Wei
Wastren Jin dynasty
The day pairt o Cheenae
Tanner (2009) estimates the Wu population tae be aboot ane-saxt o the Han population.[3] This would be much mair nor the nummers gien in 238 an 280, an could be acause o census methods uised in auncient Cheenae.[4]


  1. Dardess, John W (10 September 2010). "The Three Kingdoms, 221-264". Governing China, 150-1850. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co. p. 7. ISBN 1603844473. Weakened by internal strife, horrific palace murders, and major defections to the enemy, the last Wu emperor surrendered on May 31, 280, and his realm was annexed to the Jin.
  2. a b Zou Jiwan (Cheenese: 鄒紀萬), Zhongguo Tongshi - Weijin Nanbeichao Shi 中國通史·魏晉南北朝史, (1992).
  3. Tanner, Harold M. (13 Mairch 2009). "Chapter 5: The Age of Warriors and Buddhists". China: A History. Hackett Publishing. p. 142. When it was established, Wu had only one-sixth of the population of the Eastern Han Empire (Cao Wei held over two-thirds of the Han population). |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. Bertrand Russell (1922). Problem of China. London: George Allen & Unwin.