Pang Shiyuan wrote:SGYY Zhuge Liang's abilities were blown out of proportion (take the "rain making" incident at Chibi for example...), but overall, he was nevertheless an exceptional politician, if not a strategist, of his era.
People find it easy to bag Zhuge Liang nowadays on the basis he was incompetent, just because his intelligence and talents were exaggerated, forgetting that he is human after all, not some supernatural being conjured by LGZ.
Very true! There is no period of Chinese history that I know even half as well as I do the three kingdoms era, thanks to the novel.Zhuge Kongming wrote:I am still glad we have the novel, no matter how he was portrayed, because most of us wouldn’t be here talking about the history if we hadn’t started with the fiction.
Lady Wu wrote:Ok, that's a little protest against LGZ, but can someone convince me that he had good reasons for putting those stories in? Or are there other explanations for all the superstitious-y things that ZGL did?
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