Amazing painting

In my e-mail box, I received an amazing painting, touted as the miracle of computer. The painting features famous people discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante. If you were to run the cursor over a person, it will tell you who the person is and if you were to click on the person, you will get to know his life history. Among the famous people featured, only three are Chinese: Two of them, the late Bruce Lee and Deng Xiao Ping, lived around this century and probably are more recognisable to the Western eyes, compared to Guan Yu, a general serving under the warlord Liu Bei during the late Eastern Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms era of China. That seemed so long ago but Guan Yu had played a significant role in the civil war that led to the establishment of the Kingdom of Shu and his good deeds and moral qualities such as loyalty and righteousness had made him one of the best known and well respected Chinese historical figures. Since the Sui Dynasty, Guan Yi had been deified and till today, is worshipped by Chinese all over the world. In this amazing painting, you would recognize Guan Yu not just by his towering figure or his ancient costume from a bygone era but you probably can't miss his ji or Chinese halberd, a military weapon which in China had been used as early as the Shang dynasty until the end of the Qing dynasty.


Liudmila said…
It is a very interesting type of enciclopedies. I like it too.
footiam said…
Glad you like it!

Popular posts from this blog

A Singer and a Gentleman

Old Taiwanese Romantic Movies

Genetically Chinese