Chinese Historical Story: A golden story


At the end of the Warring States period, there was a big businessman named LV Buwei in the state of Qin. When he was doing business in the state of Zhao, he once supported King Zhuang Xiang of Qin and gave his concubine Zhao Ji to Zichu as his wife. After Zichu took over the throne, he was granted the title of marquis Wenxin and lived in the prime minister’s country. King Zhuang Xiang died after only three years in office. His 13-year-old son Zheng (born to Zhao Ji) took over the throne, which was the famous first emperor of Qin in history. He respected LV Buwei as the second father, and the administrative power was all in the hands of LV Buwei and Zhao Ji.

A golden story

At that time, it was very popular to raise scholars. The famous four princes of the Warring States period had thousands of disciples. LV Buwei also raised 3000 disciples as his think tank and came up with various ways to consolidate his regime. These disciples, people of three religions and nine streams, have everything. Each of them has his own opinion and experience; Put it up in writing. Together, it became a masterpiece of more than 200000 words and nominated “Lu’s spring and Autumn”. LV Buwei regarded this book as a classic of the Qin State’s unification of the world. At that time, Lu Shi announced the book in Xianyang, the capital of the state of Qin: if someone could add or subtract a word from the book, he would reward a thousand gold (equivalent to a kilogram of gold).

A word of gold means: the adjective is exquisite and cannot be changed.

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