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Shu Shou 疏受

Jan 24, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald

Shu Shou 疏受, courtesy name Gongzi 公子, was a Confucian scholar and official of the late Former Han period 前漢 (206 BCE-8 CE).

He originated from Donghai 東海 (modern Cangshan 蒼山, Shandong) and was famous for his modest appearance and his prudent speech. During the reign of Emperor Xuan 漢宣帝 (r. 74-49 BCE) he was made a secretary (sheren 舍人) of the Heir Apparent (taizi 太子) and soon appointed Junior Mentor of the Heir Apparent (taizi shaofu 太子少傅), while his uncle Shu Guang 疏廣 was Grand Mentor (taizi taifu 太子太傅).

For unclear reasons he retired from his office at the same time when Shu Guang pronounced being too ill to continue his job.

Cang Xiuliang 倉修良, ed. (1996). Hanshu cidian 漢書辭典 (Jinan: Shandong jiaoyu chubanshe), 777.