Zhuge Liang (181 – 234), alias Khong Minh, alias Ngoa Long, was Prime Minister, founding father, politician, diplomat, military commander, educator, and also an inventor famous technique of the Shu Han dynasty during the Three Kingdoms period in China.
He assisted Liu Bei in building the Shu Han dynasty, forming the Three Kingdoms cauldron, the Shu-Wu alliance against Wei. He is considered one of the greatest and most brilliant strategists of his time, and has been compared to another great Chinese strategist, Sun Tzu. However, the five campaigns against Cao Wei that he launched were unsuccessful, and in the end he fell ill and died in the camp. But his death still leaves many mysteries among the people.
Zhuge Liang’s image was praised by people through stories passed down for thousands of years. Later, it was novelized by Luo Guanzhong and became even more famous through the novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”, one of the Four Kingdoms. great books of Chinese literature. In this work, Zhuge Liang is described as a talented and virtuous minister with the ability to “come out of ghosts and into gods”, to predict and plan plans like a god, on astronomical information and on geographical walls, a symbol of loyalty and wisdom (The most excellent person is Liu Bei, the most dishonest person is Cao Cao, the most intelligent person is Khong Minh).
Zhuge Liang is an outstanding figure in Chinese history. He has talents in many fields, from politics, military, diplomacy, law to education, feng shui, literature, and technical inventions. In world history, there are very few people with comprehensive talent in all fields like him.
During the Three Kingdoms period, there were many other good military strategists such as Tuan Uc, Jia Hu, Quach Gia, Phap Chinh, Lu Tuc… but their talents were only limited to a few aspects, no one was as multi-talented as Zhuge Liang. . Even in appearance, Zhuge Liang is more extraordinary than others.
In modern movies, Zhuge Liang appears as an elegant man, with a long but delicate beard, speaking slowly and full of temperament, and always holding a feather fan in his hand.
The audience is familiar with the image of Zhuge Liang in movies, but that image is only created based on the depiction or the intentions of the director/screenwriter.
In fact, in historical documents there is very little information about Zhuge Liang’s appearance or appearance. There is only one sentence in the official history “Three Kingdoms” by Tran Tho (a historian, formerly an official for the Shu Han dynasty, after the demise of Shu Han, he became an official for the Western Jin dynasty).
The historian Tran Tho describes Zhuge Liang “He has a heroic temperament, is eight meters tall, and has a handsome appearance that is different from ordinary people.”
From this we can know: Zhuge Liang has a height of about 1m90 (calculated according to the standard of 1 meter equals 23.75cm during the Three Kingdoms period), his tall physique radiates the aura of a strong hero, and his typical face. Boys are not ordinary.
It can be seen that Zhuge Liang in the movies is somewhat similar to the historical description.
But under the power of artificial intelligence (AI), netizens “collapsed” before the portraits of Zhuge Liang that AI drew based on some ancient paintings.
Unlike the movies, Zhuge Liang appears through AI’s “talented hands” to look somewhat “old and uncool”, even mistaking his hat for hair. Just looking at his portrait, we can guess that he is not nearly 1m90 tall, nor is his appearance as handsome and handsome as described in history.
In this picture, Zhuge Liang is considered to “look better” than the picture above. AI has been able to distinguish between the prime minister’s hat and his hair. At the same time, the face and features are clearer and healthier, partly expressing the temperament of a person possessing intelligence and talent during the Three Kingdoms period.
Source: Weibo, Toutiao