Why was there mass evacuation in Jingzhou?
Posted 17 October 2008 - 12:05 AM
I wondered though why the people of Jingzhou chose to leave their homes.
Usually, mass evacuation in the face of approaching hostile army is understandable. But when no resistance was offered, there would be a lot less for the commoners to worry about becoming collateral damage. Cao Cao's army had taken many cities before, and were generally quite disciplined.
There was only 1 incident which occurred more than a decade before where Cao Cao ordered a massacre, that was in Xuzhou, ostensibly prompted by the murder of Cao Cao's father, Cao Song.
So what prompted the people of Jingzhou to flee?
Perhaps some of them were originally refugees from Xuzhou who recalled Cao Cao's earlier massacre (the Zhuge family was said to have been refugees from Xuzhou too), but was that the only reason?
Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:45 PM
regardless of if it was or not, i believe that they just wanted to live in a society under liu bei, some of that may be related to some of them being pro-han
Posted 19 October 2008 - 10:58 AM
That depends on whether you consider SGZ as actual history.
first of all, was this recorded in actual history?
Liu Bei was also fleeing - and no guarantee he could establish rule elsewhere.
regardless of if it was or not, i believe that they just wanted to live in a society under liu bei,
That might be romantising it a bit ...
some of that may be related to some of them being pro-han
Posted 07 December 2008 - 08:44 AM
Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:42 AM
Liu Bei was not inexperienced, he'd have realised the masses slowed him down and allow Cao's troops to catch him rather than the other way. If that was his intent, he'd have left them after day 1.
Bc Cao cao was after Liu bei, some historian claim that Liu would use the people of Fan city as *shield* to prevent cao cao from catching up (liu bei is not a righteuos guy )
Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:24 AM
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