Appraisal of Guan Yu by contemporaries and historians

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Re: Appraisal of Guan Yu by contemporaries and historians

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:59 pm

Certainly some have to be taken (like Lu Xuns and Zhuge Liang's) within the context of why they are being said, others like Lu Meng's seem genuine though. I have said before I think Guan Yu gets a bit too much hammering for stuff he did in Jing, I do think men of the time were able to distinguish their admiration of his personal honour and his abilities as a warrior with his abilities as a general. I do think there is something (well given the sheer gap size, there is clearly is anyway) missing that we can't see due to Shu's bad records
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