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Liu Bei

Liu Bei (pronunciation ; Mandarin pronunciation: [ljou pei]; 161 – 10 June 223), courtesy name Xuande, was a warlord in the late Eastern Han dynasty who founded the state of Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period and became its first ruler. Despite early failings compared to his rivals and lacking both the material resources and social status they commanded, he gathered support among disheartened Han loyalists who opposed Cao Cao, the warlord who controlled the Han central government and the figurehead Emperor Xian, and led a popular movement to restore the Han dynasty through this support. Liu Bei overcame his many defeats to carve out his own realm, which at its peak spanned present-day Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou, Hunan, and parts of Hubei and Gansu. Culturally, due to the popularity of the 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Liu Bei is widely known as an ideal benevolent, humane ruler who cared for his people and selected good advisers for his government. →Wikipedia

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Kishi Gantai
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Three heroes in a peach orchard
fan painting1801-1865
Three Heroes Fighting Lü Bu at Hulaoguan
The Oath in the Peach Garden
Gongsun Zan introduces Zhao Yun to Liu Bei
Liu Bei sending Zhang Fei to fight against Ma Chao

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