XU FU (HSU FU; Chinese : 徐福 or 徐巿 ; pinyin : Xú Fú; Wade–Giles : Hsu2 Fu2; Japanese : 徐福 Jofuku or 徐巿 Jofutsu; Korean : 서복 Seo Bok or 서불 Seo Bul) was born in 255 BC in Qi , an ancient Chinese state, and served as a court sorcerer in Qin Dynasty China . He was sent by Qin Shi Huang to the eastern seas twice to look for the elixir of life . His two journeys occurred between 219 BC and 210 BC. It was believed that the fleet included 60 barques and around 5,000 crew members, 3,000 boys and girls, and craftsmen of different fields. After he embarked on a second mission in 210 BC, he never returned.
* 1 Voyage * 2 Legacy * 3 References * 4 External links
The expedition in search of the medicine for immortality.
The ruler of Qin, Qin Shi Huang, feared death and sought a way to
live forever. He entrusted
Later historical texts were also unclear on the location of Xu's
Sanguo Zhi ,
Book of Later Han , and Guadi Zhi all
state that he landed in "Danzhou" (亶州), but the whereabouts of
Danzhou are unknown. Finally, more than 1,100 years after Xu Fu's
final voyage, monk Yichu wrote during the
Those who support the theory that
The fictional character Xu Fu, who appears in comics published by
Frank Zhang, one of the central characters of Rick Riordan\'s The Heroes of Olympus series , is mentioned as being a descendant of Xu Fu.
Jofuku Park in Wakayama Prefecture is dedicated to him
* ^ NOTE: Not to be confused with the character 市 * ^ A B C Lee, Khoon Choy Lee. Choy, Lee K. (1995). Japan--between Myth and Reality: Between Myth and Reality. World Scientific publishing. ISBN 981-02-1865-6 , ISBN 978-981-02-1865-2 . * ^ Liu, Hong. The Chinese Overseas: Routledge Library of Modern China. Published by Taylor border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">
* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 50483899 * LCCN : n78052027 * ISNI : 0000 0000 6330 2963 * GND : 123243505 * NLA :