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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

How does the Confucian notion of 'righteousness' or 'duty' (義) shape the dynamic between Guan Yu and Cao Cao? What...

Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a 14th century historical novel written by Chinese author Luo Guanzhong. It is considered to be a perfect mix between legend, myth, and history, and it is one of...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2019 10:01 am UTC

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

What is the author's style in this story?

Considered one of the four pillars of Chinese literature, Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a historical epic that is about 800,000 words long. The novel is attributed to Luo Guanzhong and was...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2019 10:29 pm UTC

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Considering the operative Confucian ethic of 'righteousness' 義 guiding Lord Guan Yu's decisions, how is Guan Yu able...

Guan Yu, a great warrior renowned for his bravery, had temporarily committed to serve Cao Cao. His decision was largely based on protecting the family of Liu Pei, his “sworn” brother, to whom he...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2019 12:26 am UTC

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

What function does the Confucian notion of ‘righteousness’ (義) serve between Lord Guan Yu and Cao Cao?

In the epic Romance of the Three Kings, many Confucian concepts are explored and presented in various examples. One of the recurring concepts is Yi, which is "justice or righteousness." The idea of...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2019 9:44 am UTC

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