Cao Cao (曹操)


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Cao Cao was a Chinese warlord and the penultimate Chancellor of the Eastern Han dynasty who rose to great power in the final years of the dynasty. As one of the central figures of the Three Kingdoms period, he laid the foundations for what was to become the state of Cao Wei and was posthumously honoured as “Emperor Wu of Wei”. He is often portrayed as a ruthless tyrant in literature; however, he has also been praised as a brilliant ruler and military genius who treated his subordinates like his family.

During the fall of the Eastern Han dynasty, Cao Cao was able to secure the most populated and prosperous cities of the central plains and northern China. Cao Cao had much success as the Han chancellor, but his handling of the Han emperor Liu Xie was heavily criticised and resulted in a continued and then escalated civil war.




(Material: Clay, Porcelain, Ceramic)

(Finish: Bronze Layer)

(Height: 29 cm, Length: 21 cm, Depth: 15 cm)

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