Zhu Ge Liang,
one of the most famous and
talented statesmen and strategists in Chinese history, who lived between
181 and 234 AD, and in the narrative
was recruited by the benevolent
Liu Bei (fig.).
Here, Zhu Ge Liang is depicted resting at his thatched
cottage in Long Zhong (隆中), which also became the name of the strategic plan
that Zhu Ge Liang presented to Liu Bei.