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Chinese TV Series: A Loyal Yue Fei

4 August 2013
 

One of the hottest TV series in China this year is "A Loyal Yue Fei" (精忠岳飞)with the leading role played by Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明), allegedly China's No. one handsome guy on the screen, and with an echo in the No. one state affairs happening at the moment.

Yue Fei is not a fictional character. As a master in both the arts of war and of literature, he was a Song general and is the best known and most respected national hero in Chinese history.

The Song Dynasty was a culturally and technologically highly advanced era, yet militarily very week thanks to the dominant scholar officials who not only controlled the political, social, economic and cultural affairs but had a decisive say on the matter of peace and war. But many of those scholars were only good at composing toned poems (一孔之见的文人) and engaging theoratical debates (指鹿为马的说客)with little practical skills and resolute courage, thus when facing Manchu's attack and invasion, the Southen Song government had no willpower nor the mean to defend the country. Worse, the head of the administration, Premier Qin Gui (丞相秦桧, equivalent to Wen Jiabao 温家宝 and Li Keqiang 李克强), was the agent of the enemy force.

It was under such circumstance, General Yue Fei (岳飞将军,equivalent to Governor Bo Xilai 薄熙来书记) was appointed by the emperor to the position of the military commander-in-chief and sent to the frontier to fight with the dark and barbaric Manchu force. He won almost every single battle and before long his troops were on the way to recover all lost territories and help two former emperors captured by the Manchu to return home triumphantly. The Yue Army military model (岳家军军事模式,equivalent to Bo xilai's Chongqing model 薄熙来重庆模式) gave Chinese people a high hope that soon the dream of China resurrection might be realised (华夏民族伟大复兴的梦想即将实现).

Yet the return of the former kings was not what the emperor wished to see, and the recovery of the Chinese territory was not what the premier would allow to happen.

In August 1141 (also known as February 2012), Imperial Military Commissioner Zhang Jun (太尉张俊,equivalent to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection He Guoqiang 中纪委书记贺国强) accused Yue Fei's general Zhang Xian (岳家军统制张俊,equivalent to Chongqing Police Chief Wang Lijun 重庆公安局长王立军) of high treason.

Imperial Commissioner Zhang Xian interrogated and tortured General Zhang Xian but failed to force Zhang Xian to cooperate with the premier's plot of framing his boss Yue Fei. But a written evidence against Yue Fei was eventually produced without Zhang Xian's willing assistance.

Thus General Yue Fei (Governor Bo Xilai) was called back to capital Hangzhou (also know as Lin'an 临安 or Beijing 北京). On October 13, 1141 (also known as April 10, 2012), the hero was arrested and locked up in the House of Great Reason (大理寺, also known as City of Qin 秦城).

The Manchu chieftain wasn't satisfied with the premier's job and demanded Yue Fei to be executed. After delivered stern punishments to those who opposed the prosecution, the premier proclaimed that General Yue Fei had committed "unspecified" serious crimes ("莫须有"罪,equivalent to the crimes of taking bribes from no one, having corrupted nobody and refusing to follow the order to abandon the Chinese territories) which warranted the death panelty.

With the resistance hero gone, the premier invited Manchus to direct Southern Song's economic and political reform, as the result the territories north of the Huai River was Manchuised, with the farmland destroyed to make way for grazing fields or barren grounds, and the houses in the towns and villages demolished to redevelop into spark settlements of rough tents. Since then the northern parts of China lagged behind in economic and in cultural progresses comparing to the areas in the south of the Huai River, until to this very day.

 
 
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