What is Xuchang known for?

long run

historical novel ''Romance of the Three Kingdoms'' subtly distorts this to "hold the emperor hostage to control the warlords" (挟天子以令诸侯). In the long run this strategem would give Cao Cao a considerable political advantage over his rivals, allowing him to legitimise his actions by taking them in the name of the emperor. Biography Xu was a native of Yingchuan (present-day Xuchang, Henan). As a youth, he enjoyed practising swordplay. Between 190 and 193, Xu and his friend

strict personal

control, Cao adhered to a strict personal rule to his death that he would not usurp the throne. Later, when he was approached by his advisors to overthrow the Han Dynasty and start his own dynasty, he replied, "If heaven bestows such a fate upon me, let me be King Wen of Zhou." (若天命在吾,吾为周文王矣。) Chen Shou. ''Records of Three Kingdoms'', Volume 1, Biography of Cao Cao. King Wen was a high official at the end of the ancient Shang Dynasty in ancient China. At the time

basketball team

'''Zhong Yao''' The name is also sometimes rendered Zhōng Yóu in pinyin, because the 2nd character has historically had several pronunciations. In the Norman & Mattos translation of Qiu Xigui (2000), for instance, Zhōng Yóu is given. However, according to the ''Hanyu Da Zidian'' ' s entry on the character (p.1436), it is pronounced yáo in names, which supports Wiki's entry of Zhong Yao (151–230) de Crespigny, pg. 1134 was a Chinese (Chinese people) calligrapher (Calligraphy) and politician of Cao Wei during the late Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history (History of China). Born in modern Xuchang, Henan (Xuchang), he was at one time the Grand Administrator of Chang'an. Daxi first put Huatai under siege, but after he was unable to capture it quickly, Emperor Mingyuan personally led an army south to aid Daxi. He also had Crown Prince Tao lead an army to the northern border, to guard against a Rouran attack. Huatai then fell, and Daxi then approached Hulao and Luoyang. Meanwhile, Emperor Mingyuan also sent the generals E Qing (娥清), Lü Dafei (閭大肥), Pu Ji (普幾), and Yizhan Jian (乙旃建) east, capturing several commanderies in modern western Shandong. However, while other cities in Song's Qing Province (青州, modern central and eastern Shandong) fell as well, the Northern Wei forces were unable to capture the capital of Qing Province, Dongyang (東陽, in modern Qingzhou, Shandong), and were eventually forced to withdraw after food supplies ran out and a large number of soldiers grew ill. Northern Wei forces also stalled in their siege of Hulao, defended by the capable Liu Song general Mao Dezu (毛德祖), but were meanwhile able to capture Luoyang and Xuchang (許昌, in modern Xuchang, Henan) in spring 423, cutting off the path of any Liu Song relief force for Hulao. In summer 423, Hulao fell. The campaign then ceased, with Northern Wei now in control of much of modern Henan and western Shandong.

major victory

. At the time Xu was serving as rival Liu Bei's key strategist and managed to score a major victory against Cao's generals Lü Kuang (呂嚝), Lü Xiang (呂翔), and Cao Ren (曹仁). Exploiting the fact that Xu was an extremely filial person, Cheng suggested to Cao to hold her mother hostage and force Xu to leave Liu and serve Cao. Cheng wrote a fake letter to Xu and successfully tricked Xu to come to Xuchang. Ironically Xu's mother committed suicide after seeing her son fall

professional military

an imperial court at Xuchang and developed military agricultural colonies (''tuntian'') to support his army. Although the system imposed a heavy tax on hired civilian farmers (40% to 60% of agricultural production), the farmers were more than pleased to be able to work with relative stability and professional military protection in a time of chaos. This was later said to be his second important policy for success. * First year of the ''Jian'an (Emperor Xian of Han#Era names) era

military skills

because he was retained in Xuchang as Cao Cao had better use of his military skills. Next year, Cao Ren followed Cao Cao to attack Zhang Xiu, and was authorized to lead a separate command to raid the counties around, where he hijacked and enslaved several thousand residents. Zhang feigned surrender upon Cao Cao's arrival outside Wancheng (宛城, present day Nanyang (Nanyang, Henan), Henan), but later revolted against Cao Cao in the Battle of Wancheng. Caught unprepared, Cao Cao

basketball story

by fans, and one Georgetown fan was reportedly knocked to the ground by a thrown bottle.

literary talent

), died early, and it was said that Li Jiao served his mother Lady Zhang with great filial piety. His literary talent began to be known when he was young, and his reputation matched that of Su Weidao, who was also from Zhao Prefecture. He already understood the Five Classics at age 14 and was praised by the chancellor (chancellor of Tang Dynasty) Xue Yuanchao. He passed the imperial examination at age 19 and was made the sheriff of Anding County (安定, in modern Dingxi

, Gansu). He was soon promoted to serve in the capital Chang'an, and he, along with older colleagues Luo Binwang and Liu Guangye (劉光業), became known for their literary talent. From 215 Liu Bei controlled both Jing and Yi provinces. In 219, he won a decisive victory over Cao Cao and occupied Hanzhong. That autumn, his commander in Jing, Guan Yu, struck north against Cao Cao's positions on the Han River (Han River (Hanshui)). This offensive may have been part of the planned

physical play

brawl in Brazil friendly publisher FIBA date 2010-12-14 accessdate 2011-01-05 *On August 18, 2011, another Chinese team, the Bayi Rockets of the Chinese Basketball Association, was involved in a major scuffle with the touring Georgetown University men's team (Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball). After three quarters of highly physical play from both sides, the game turned ugly with the teams tied at 64 with 9:32 remaining in the final quarter. At that point, both benches

great victory

. True to his prediction, Sun Ce was assassinated before he could even cross the Yangtze River. Cao Cao then scored a great victory against Yuan Shao, solidifying his position as the strongest warlord in the north. Sima Shi, however, had a serious eye illness that was aggravated by the campaign, and he died less than a month later. At that time, Sima Zhao was with his brother at Xuchang (in modern Xuchang, Henan). The 14-year-old emperor Cao Mao made an effort to regain imperial power


'''Xuchang''' ( ; Postal map spelling (Chinese Postal Map Romanization): Hsuchang) is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province (province of China) in Central China. It borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the northwest, Kaifeng to the northeast, Zhoukou to the east, Luohe to the southeast, and Pingdingshan to the southwest.

Its population was 4,307,488 inhabitants at the final 2010 census whom 1,952,666 live in the built-up (''or metro'') area made up of Weidu district, Xuchang county and Changge City largely being urbanized. http: www.citypopulation.de php china-henan-admin.php In 2007, the city was named China's top ten livable cities by Chinese Cities Brand Value Report, which was released at 2007 Beijing Summit of China Cities Forum. url http: eng.hnloudi.gov.cn engld%5Caboutloudi Loudicity Loudihonor 2011 1_327 default.shtml website hnloudi.gov.cn publisher Hunan Loudi Official Government date 2012-03-28 accessdate 2014-08-04

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