dangermousie: (Chuno - hands)
Head to hanjae's lj for more detail, but have you ever dreamed you are going to get Feng Shao Feng as Xiang Yu, Crystal Liu as Consort Yu, and Leon Lai as Liu Bang? Because you are getting it!!!!! In an upcoming movie White Vengeance? Oh, why is not in my hands already????

Oh, how hot and gorgeous will FSF/Crystal Liu be? OMG. And with battles and tragedy and costumes and...ummm, is it wrong to find Liu Bang sexy too? Because Leon Lai does it for me in a major way. ILY, Emperor Gaozu - ok, I felt v.v. weird even typing that.

Am extra amused because it means FSF gets to be Xiang Yu regardless of Yu Zheng's wishes in the matter.

Also, not that I am complaining - I am a majorly happy camper - but why the rash of Xiang Yu-Liu Bang movies/dramas lately? In addition to this and Yu Zheng's drama with Ming Dao, there is also an upcoming movie with Yang Mi (who is presumably portraying neither Xiang Yu nor Liu Bang), called Last Banquet (also as per my cstuff guru hanjae).

Let the best Xiang Yu win!!! :)

This is also an odd coincidence because I am currently reading Mark Edward Lewis' "The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han" and it has this hilarious (to me) passage about Liu Bang:

As a youth, Gaozu refused to work in his family's business and instead spent his time drinking and carousing with similarly inclined friends. During his rise to power, Gaozu even tried to throw his own children out of a carriage to aid his escape. When his father was taken prisoner by Xiang Yu and threatened with being boiled and eaten (DM: wtf? Boiled, fine, but why eaten? Surely they had some chickens or pigs), Gaozu asked to share the soup. After becoming emperor, he richly rewarded a follower who persuaded Gaozu's father (dm: guess they didn't eat him, after all) to serve as a subject in Gaozu's empire, since there could be only one sun in the sky.
Gaozu's lack of connection to his family (dm: worthy husband of Lu Zhi, it seems) and place of origin stands in stark contrast with that of his chief rival, Xiang Yu...Advised that, having occupied and sacked the Qin capital, he should make his own capital there, Xiang Yu insteasd chose to return to Chu, rule in his home, and enfeoff his allies across the north of China. "To become rich and famous and then not go back to your old home is like putting on an embroidered coat and going out walking in the night. Who would know about it?" (Dm: my fear in walking in fancy clothes at night would be getting mugged, not unnoticed, but then am not fearsome hegemon-king). He could not leave his old home for the sake of an empire. Gaozu could, and so he triumphed."

I wish I could find an entire book in English on Liu Bang and Xiang Yu's struggle. Would be fascinating. Oh well.
dangermousie: (Chuno - hands)
Head to hanjae's lj for more detail, but have you ever dreamed you are going to get Feng Shao Feng as Xiang Yu, Crystal Liu as Consort Yu, and Leon Lai as Liu Bang? Because you are getting it!!!!! In an upcoming movie White Vengeance? Oh, why is not in my hands already????

Oh, how hot and gorgeous will FSF/Crystal Liu be? OMG. And with battles and tragedy and costumes and...ummm, is it wrong to find Liu Bang sexy too? Because Leon Lai does it for me in a major way. ILY, Emperor Gaozu - ok, I felt v.v. weird even typing that.

Am extra amused because it means FSF gets to be Xiang Yu regardless of Yu Zheng's wishes in the matter.

Also, not that I am complaining - I am a majorly happy camper - but why the rash of Xiang Yu-Liu Bang movies/dramas lately? In addition to this and Yu Zheng's drama with Ming Dao, there is also an upcoming movie with Yang Mi (who is presumably portraying neither Xiang Yu nor Liu Bang), called Last Banquet (also as per my cstuff guru hanjae).

Let the best Xiang Yu win!!! :)

This is also an odd coincidence because I am currently reading Mark Edward Lewis' "The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han" and it has this hilarious (to me) passage about Liu Bang:

As a youth, Gaozu refused to work in his family's business and instead spent his time drinking and carousing with similarly inclined friends. During his rise to power, Gaozu even tried to throw his own children out of a carriage to aid his escape. When his father was taken prisoner by Xiang Yu and threatened with being boiled and eaten (DM: wtf? Boiled, fine, but why eaten? Surely they had some chickens or pigs), Gaozu asked to share the soup. After becoming emperor, he richly rewarded a follower who persuaded Gaozu's father (dm: guess they didn't eat him, after all) to serve as a subject in Gaozu's empire, since there could be only one sun in the sky.
Gaozu's lack of connection to his family (dm: worthy husband of Lu Zhi, it seems) and place of origin stands in stark contrast with that of his chief rival, Xiang Yu...Advised that, having occupied and sacked the Qin capital, he should make his own capital there, Xiang Yu insteasd chose to return to Chu, rule in his home, and enfeoff his allies across the north of China. "To become rich and famous and then not go back to your old home is like putting on an embroidered coat and going out walking in the night. Who would know about it?" (Dm: my fear in walking in fancy clothes at night would be getting mugged, not unnoticed, but then am not fearsome hegemon-king). He could not leave his old home for the sake of an empire. Gaozu could, and so he triumphed."

I wish I could find an entire book in English on Liu Bang and Xiang Yu's struggle. Would be fascinating. Oh well.
dangermousie: (Chuno - hands)
Head to hanjae's lj for more detail, but have you ever dreamed you are going to get Feng Shao Feng as Xiang Yu, Crystal Liu as Consort Yu, and Leon Lai as Liu Bang? Because you are getting it!!!!! In an upcoming movie White Vengeance? Oh, why is not in my hands already????

Oh, how hot and gorgeous will FSF/Crystal Liu be? OMG. And with battles and tragedy and costumes and...ummm, is it wrong to find Liu Bang sexy too? Because Leon Lai does it for me in a major way. ILY, Emperor Gaozu - ok, I felt v.v. weird even typing that.

Am extra amused because it means FSF gets to be Xiang Yu regardless of Yu Zheng's wishes in the matter.

Also, not that I am complaining - I am a majorly happy camper - but why the rash of Xiang Yu-Liu Bang movies/dramas lately? In addition to this and Yu Zheng's drama with Ming Dao, there is also an upcoming movie with Yang Mi (who is presumably portraying neither Xiang Yu nor Liu Bang), called Last Banquet (also as per my cstuff guru hanjae).

Let the best Xiang Yu win!!! :)

This is also an odd coincidence because I am currently reading Mark Edward Lewis' "The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han" and it has this hilarious (to me) passage about Liu Bang:

As a youth, Gaozu refused to work in his family's business and instead spent his time drinking and carousing with similarly inclined friends. During his rise to power, Gaozu even tried to throw his own children out of a carriage to aid his escape. When his father was taken prisoner by Xiang Yu and threatened with being boiled and eaten (DM: wtf? Boiled, fine, but why eaten? Surely they had some chickens or pigs), Gaozu asked to share the soup. After becoming emperor, he richly rewarded a follower who persuaded Gaozu's father (dm: guess they didn't eat him, after all) to serve as a subject in Gaozu's empire, since there could be only one sun in the sky.
Gaozu's lack of connection to his family (dm: worthy husband of Lu Zhi, it seems) and place of origin stands in stark contrast with that of his chief rival, Xiang Yu...Advised that, having occupied and sacked the Qin capital, he should make his own capital there, Xiang Yu insteasd chose to return to Chu, rule in his home, and enfeoff his allies across the north of China. "To become rich and famous and then not go back to your old home is like putting on an embroidered coat and going out walking in the night. Who would know about it?" (Dm: my fear in walking in fancy clothes at night would be getting mugged, not unnoticed, but then am not fearsome hegemon-king). He could not leave his old home for the sake of an empire. Gaozu could, and so he triumphed."

I wish I could find an entire book in English on Liu Bang and Xiang Yu's struggle. Would be fascinating. Oh well.

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