Also how would you compare the current culture to the 3k era? I mainly am interested in how modern world culture, and specifically modern Chinese culture compare to 3k era.
ivolga wrote:Were Guo Tu and Guo Jia relatives? As far as I know, they both are from Yinchuan, so they probably belonged to the same clan. But are their exact family relations mentioned somewhere?
I don't think they were related. Wikipedia however has a small excerpt about a discussion between the two "Guo Jia once travelled to Hebei to meet Yuan Shao, an influential warlord who controlled most of northern China at the time. He later told Yuan Shao's advisors Xin Ping and Guo Tu, "An intelligent advisor should be prudent when he chooses which lord he wishes to serve so that his lord will heed every piece of advice he gives. The advisor can then establish his reputation. Lord Yuan (Yuan Shao) wishes to mimic the Duke of Zhou by recruiting men of talent to serve under him but he does not know how to tap into their abilities. He focuses too much on unnecessary details and neglects the main points; he likes to listen to many ideas but is indecisive. It is difficult for him to save the Empire from its troubles and achieve hegemony over the various warlords!" Guo Jia then left Yuan Shao.[Sanguozhi 2]"
So it seems like they had some form of relation