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Unread postby Erdrick » Thu Dec 05, 2002 6:57 pm

I was wondering; I had often heard that Mao Zedong was a big fan of Cao Cao; can anyone verify this, as well as if there were any times Mao followed in Cao's footsteps? Thanks.
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Unread postby Tianshan Zi » Thu Dec 05, 2002 6:59 pm

I don't know that he was a fan of Cao Cao, but Mao was known to carry a copy of Three Kingdoms while on campaign.
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Unread postby Mu Shu » Thu Dec 05, 2002 7:21 pm

I've also heard that Mao carried a copy of Three Kingdoms. But I can't confirm this. Mao was also known to be well versed in Chinese history and poetry... much like Cao Cao.
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Unread postby Chen Kun » Thu Dec 05, 2002 7:24 pm

well,I don't know about it,but I wouldn't surprise if it is true.
I think if Machivelli ever read about SGYY,he would also like Cao Cao :lol:
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Unread postby Lady Wu » Fri Dec 06, 2002 12:33 am

I've read somewhere that Mao was the one in contemporary times who started to make a case for Cao Cao not being the evil villain that he's portrayed as in tradition. I think I've read an essay of his on SGYY or Cao Cao... forgot which (it's been a while); I'll see if I could find it.
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Unread postby Zhou Mao » Fri Dec 06, 2002 2:55 am

Hey, if you do, please, link us. I'm extremely interested in seeing that.
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Unread postby Wen Choung » Fri Dec 06, 2002 5:56 am

Mum told me that Mao used the very same tactics and strategies of the Art of War and I suppose Three Kingdoms to defeat Chiang Kai-Shek.
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Unread postby Mu Shu » Sat Dec 07, 2002 3:27 am

Cao Cao was reputed to be on a par with the four top players of his time at the game of Weiqi (Go). Mao was also known to be an avid Weiqi player. Apparently Mao saw a relationship between Weiqi and military strategy as laid out in Three Kingdoms and The Art of War.

Interesting note: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett the #1 and #2 richest people in the world are avid Bridge players. Deng Xiaoping was also an avid Bridge player...

Hmmm... maybe I should learn how to play these games!
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Unread postby Yuan Seth » Sat Dec 07, 2002 4:48 am

Mao Tse-Tung? Is that the Mao you are referring to?
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Unread postby Zhou Mao » Sat Dec 07, 2002 5:44 am

I ASSUMED they were talking about Mao Zedong.. is that the same person you're referring to?
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