someguy44 wrote:Well, the one thing I don't understand is that Diao Chan is consider to be one of the "four beauties of China". Whether or not she was involved in the Lu Bu / Dong Zhuo dispute is not something I really care for. All I care for is the fact that if she did indeed exist. If she's one of the four beauties and she's fictional, then how can Yang Gue Fei be considered one of the four beauties as well. I don't understand why they would put a fictional character with a real historical figure for some title like "the four beauties of China".
Can someone please explain this one to me???
Well people who are ignorant of Guan Yu's deeds and/or failures worship him as a god. Possiblly the case is similar here. Except she's not worshipped as a god, but remembered as one of China's great beauties.
someguy44 wrote:True, but that's not my beef. Whether or not Guan Yu, historically, wasn't as heroic as he was depicted from the novel doesn't matter. What matters is that he did at one time walked on this planet. That's the beef I have with Diao Chan. I don't care if she did or didn't do anything special during history. All I care for is about her existence. It doesn't make much sense to me for Chinese historians to regard a fictional character as one of the 4 beauties, when in fact that at least one of the four beauties (if not more) are real historical figures.
ZZTJ (almost verbatim from SGZ)(de Crespigny's translation) wrote:Moreover, Dong Zhuo had ordered [Lü Bu] to guard the palace doors, and he took the opportunity to seduce one of the maid-servants. So now Bu also had a guilty conscience. Wang Yun had always behaved very well towards Bu, and Bu told Yun how Zhuo had nearly killed him. Then Yun told him about the plan against Zhuo and asked him to act as the agent from within."
My point was that people who had the idea that Diao Chan was a great beauty, and that Guan Yu was a God, believed in LGZ's book. They assume he is right. And since he gave Guan Yu such a great name, people believe him(LGZ) and consider Guan Yu a god. And I'm saying similar to the case in Guan Yu, that because of his Diao Chan story, people highly regarded her and because of it she became one of China's four beauties. Do you get my point yet?
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