Historical Accuracy Regarding Yang Family

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Historical Accuracy Regarding Yang Family

Unread postby the hidden dragon » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:38 am

We all heard about and watched drama series of the

Yang Family General "Yang Jia Jiang"

in the drama, all the father's (elder Yang) so call 6 or 7 sons were killed and left only the female in the family.

is this fiction or non-fiction in the history of china? or just for drama sake?
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Re: Historical Accuracy Regarding Yang Family

Unread postby Lady Wu » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:35 am

Yang Ye was real. He was a Northern Han officer who surrendered to the Song after the Northern Han court's surrender. He was a brilliant general who was instrumental in defending the Song from the Liao and in recovering lands lost to the Liao. He was forced by another officer to pursue the Liao in one battle, and that officer did not reinforce him as agreed. Yang Ye was thus overcome by the enemy and captured, and he starved himself to death instead of surrendering.

Yang Ye's son Yang Yanzhao (aka Yang Liulang/Yang Six) was also recorded in history, and is most likely Yang Ye's eldest son. He continued his father's work after Ye's death and was also a revered general.

There are historical records of Yang Yanzhao's son, Yang Wenguang as well.

I'm unaware of historical records of Yang Ye's other sons and extended family, and Mu Guiying and the other females (with the exception of Yang Ye's wife) are fictional.
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Re: Historical Accuracy Regarding Yang Family

Unread postby the hidden dragon » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:00 am

Lady Wu wrote:Yang Ye was real. He was a Northern Han officer who surrendered to the Song after the Northern Han court's surrender. He was a brilliant general who was instrumental in defending the Song from the Liao and in recovering lands lost to the Liao. He was forced by another officer to pursue the Liao in one battle, and that officer did not reinforce him as agreed. Yang Ye was thus overcome by the enemy and captured, and he starved himself to death instead of surrendering.

Yang Ye's son Yang Yanzhao (aka Yang Liulang/Yang Six) was also recorded in history, and is most likely Yang Ye's eldest son. He continued his father's work after Ye's death and was also a revered general.

There are historical records of Yang Yanzhao's son, Yang Wenguang as well.

I'm unaware of historical records of Yang Ye's other sons and extended family, and Mu Guiying and the other females (with the exception of Yang Ye's wife) are fictional.


oic, if all the other sons were real, then this piece of history would be wonderful
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