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Unread postby Mick7 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:47 am

I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could provide some information on xu shu's history, i cant find anything really about him anywhere and i am very interested in this period of time
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Re: Xu Shu

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:22 am

Style Yuanzhi, from Yingchuan. A man of humble family, his orginal personal name was Fu. As a youngster was a fighting man but in 188, got involved in a dued and was compelled to flee while disguised. Arrested by a local policeman, Shu refused to reveal his name. The officer tied him to a pole in the local market and beat a drum in the hopes someone would identify the captive. Nobody did so and Shu's friends later managed to rescue him. After that, Xu Shu took up scholarship, at first other students refused to have anything to do with him due to his past. Yet Xu Shu showed he had reformed and gained several close friends

In 190's, he and countryman Shi Tao went to Jing and studied under Sima Hui, where they met Pang Tong and Zhuge Liang. Sometime in the early 200's, Xu Shu went to visit Liu Bei in Nanyang, was well recviced and so joined Liu Bei's staff. Set up a meeting with Zhuge Liang which eventually led to Liang joining Liu Bei. During the flight south in 208, Xu Shu's mother was captured and Xu Shu, explaining with his mother in Wei he could no longer give good service, went and joined Wei. He rose up high in the Wei law service and was remembered fondly by Zhuge Liang.

The novel's Cao Cao/Cheng Yu scheming and the mother suicide is not historically true.
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Re: Xu Shu

Unread postby Mick7 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:10 pm

cool that was great, thanks a lot
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