foif wrote:That kinda explains the part where Cao Cao shows his seriousness in the novel when he cut off his beard after messing up part of a farm.
Tonto_Simfish wrote:(a) Some of the Ming and Qing Dynasty portraits of people like Zhou Yu show beardless generals? Wouldn't all of them grow beards? (is this necessarily universal among men?)
The amount of facial hair on a man's face varies from individual to individual, and also between ethnic groups. For example, men from many East Asian, Southeast Asian or West African backgrounds typically have much less facial hair than those of European, Middle Eastern, Central African, or South Asian descent, with Native Americans typically having little to none at all.
Tonto_Simfish wrote:Interesting. How accurate are the physical descriptions of the officers anyways? I have the feeling that many of the descriptions were exaggerated (so many of the men were described to be very tall - over 7 feet). But very, very few Asian men are likely to reach such a span
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