Venue: Serangoon Public Library (Programme Zone), Level 4R of Nex shopping mall.
Nearest MRT station: Serangoon
Speaker: Mr Yang Qinli
Speaker contact number:[masked]
The three kingdoms is a well known historical period, thanks to the novel, Romance of the three kingdoms. It is a period of war and unrest. The characters of the period have been romanticised in the novel to be noble heroes and cunning villians.
For this talk, we will focus on one of the significant warlord, Cao Cao, and his Wei kingdom. This kingdom, commonly refered to as Cao-Wei, was the strongest state throughout the period of three kingdoms. However, a power struggle broke out and the Cao family lost the control of the state. The new Jin state eventually unified China to establish the Jin Dynasty.
Why was Cao-Wei state so powerful? How and why did the Cao family eventually lose control of the state? Who was Cao Cao and what are the political and military measures he took that lead him to be one of the most powerful warlords? We shall explore these in details.
Some things to note:
1)The library is rather cold. Bring a jacket or thick clothings.
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