Xiao He chases Han Xin, by Yosa Buson.
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

The tale of the two Han Xins: in imperial China, being capable could get you killed

  • It is not uncommon for Chinese people to share the same name, but it is not often they share the same trajectory at the same time
  • Emperor Liu Bang had a pair of Han Xin’s working for him, until, threatened by their competence, he terminated their employment
Xiao He chases Han Xin, by Yosa Buson.
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