Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China

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Xiang Yu the Conqueror (232-202 BC), warlord defeated by first Han emperor

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lit. secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河 at Chencang (idiom, refers to a stratagem used by Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 in 206 BC against Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽 of Chu) / fig. to feign one thing while doing another / to cheat under cover of a diversion
Hongmen feast / (fig.) banquet set up with the aim of murdering a guest / refers to a famous episode in 206 BC when future Han emperor Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 escaped attempted murder by his rival Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽
(idiom) to be unable to return to one's hometown due to the shame of failure (originally referred to Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽, who chose not to retreat to Jiangdong after his humiliating defeat)
lit. repair the plank road by day while secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河 at Chencang (idiom, refers to a stratagem used by Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 in 206 BC against Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽 of Chu) / fig. to feign one thing while doing another / to cheat under cover of a diversion
Chu-Han Contention (206-202 BC), power struggle between Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 of Han and Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽 of Chu

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