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Source of Wu's Name

#1 User is online   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:09 AM

[Edit: Real source at bottom] 'As a military campaigner, Emperor Wu led Han China through its greatest expansion.

[...] Emperor Wu is considered one of the greatest emperors in Chinese history, due to his effective governance which made the Han dynasty one of the most powerful nations in the world.[4] Michael Loewe called the reign of Emperor Wu the "high point" of "Modernist" (classically justified Legalist) policies, looking back to "adapt ideas from the pre-Han period." [...] However, despite establishing an autocratic and centralised state, Emperor Wu adopted the principles of Confucianism as the state philosophy and code of ethics for his empire and started a school to teach future administrators the Confucian classics. These reforms had an enduring effect throughout the existence of imperial China and an enormous influence on neighbouring civilizations.'


It could also refer to (Mandarin ), probably best known outside China in the context of wu-wei (wu meaning 'no' or 'non', wei meaning 'to do', but in some contexts more accurately translated as 'effortless action'---though there are others, like certain Daoists and 'Legalists' like Han Feizi, who treat it more literally):

[Edit: Apparently just a coincidence. From Erikson's blog:

'Our gaming had always been accompanied by a lot of music, and we were both fans of Steely Dan. More to the point, Ian’s original version of Kellanved was riffed from that song’s title: Dr. Wu. Lastly, everything in that song’s title conveyed my view on what remained possible.'


'Are you with me Doctor Wu
Are you really just a shadow
Of the man that I once knew
Are you crazy are you high'

This post has been edited by Azath Vitr (D'ivers: 06 November 2019 - 05:44 AM


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