Kei Sha/Qing She, Fu Tei/Fu Di, Gaku Jou/Yue Sheng

KEI SHA/QING SHE

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1.Name

Japanese/Chinese: 庆舍

Japanese Pronunciation: Kei Sha

Chinese Pronunciation: Qing She

The “Q” in “Qing” is pronounced similar to “ch” in “chest”

2.Activities in History

I could only find 2 entries from ShiJi: Aristocratic Family of Zhao about him.
1)十年,燕攻昌壮,五月拔之。赵将乐乘、庆舍攻秦信梁军,破之。
10th year(of King KaoCheng of Zhao, 256BC), Yan attacked ChangZhuang and captured it in May. General Yue Cheng(Gaku Jou, more info about him in his entry below) and Qing She attacked the Qin army at XinLiang and scored a victory.
2)五年,傅抵将,居平邑;庆舍将东阳河外师,守河梁。
5th year(of King DaoXiang of Zhao, 240BC), General Fu Di(Fu Tei) defends/stays in PingYi; General Qing She commands the forces at DongYang River and defends HeLiang.

As you guys can see from his picture, he looks like a girl and the author made close to no effort in clarifying his gender. However, it was pointed by a user in the Chinese Kingdom forums that all the enemy generals that participated in the coalition invasion were male with Karin/WaLin as the only exception. Historically, we can safely assume he is a male as female generals almost do not exist in ancient Chinese history(there are some exceptions in the past though). We can also deduce his age to be at least in the 50s at the point of the coalition invasion as he did become a general at least 15 years prior to the invasion, which also means he is from the same generation as the 6 generals/3 great heavens.

FU TEI/FU DI

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1.Name

Japanese/Chinese: 傅抵

Japanese Pronunciation: Fu Tei

Chinese Pronunciation: Fu Di

2.Activities in History

Another lesser known general in history that appears to play a slightly more major role in Kingdom. His name only appeared once in ShiJi and did not participated in any major wars.
From ShiJi: Aristocratic Family of Zhao:
五年,傅抵将,居平邑;
5th year(of King DaoXiang of Zhao, 240BC), General Fu Di(Fu Tei) defends/stays in PingYi;

He seem to be slightly older than Xin/Shin in the manga and probably will play a semi-major role in the future under the main antagonist Li Mu/Riboku. We shall see about that.

GAKU JOU/YUE SHENG

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1.Name

Japanese/Chinese: 乐乘

Japanese Pronunciation: Gaku Jou

Chinese Pronunciation: Yue Sheng

2.Activities in History

His records can be found in both ShiJi:Aristocratic Family of Zhao and ShiJi:Biography of Yue Yi.
1)十年,燕攻昌壮,五月拔之。赵将乐乘、庆舍攻秦信梁军,破之。
10th year(of King KaoCheng of Zhao, 256BC), Yan attacked ChangZhuang and captured it in May. General Yue Cheng(Gaku Jou, more info about him in his entry below) and Qing She attacked the Qin army at XinLiang and scored a victory.

2)15th year of King XiaoCheng of Zhao(251BC), after the major defeat in the Battle of Chang Ping by Qin, Zhao was severly weakened and became the target of invasion by other states around it. Li Fu, the prime minister of Yan, used the excuse of visiting the Zhao king for his birthday to obtain vital information of Zhao’s power after the Battle of Chang Ping. Indeed, Zhao was severely weakened and Li Fu reported back to his king about the situation, suggesting that it was a good opportunity to invade Zhao. On the other hand, Yue Jian. He thinks that Zhao and Qin fought frequently and the men in Zhao were familiar with the ways of war, and thus are stronger than they seem. The king of Yan ignored Yue Jian and invaded Zhao, with Li Fu as the commander of the 600,000 strong Yan army consisting of 2000 chariots. He split the army in two, leaving 200,000 soldiers under the command of his deputy, Qing Qin, to attack Dai while he led the other 400,000 himself to attack the castle of Hao. As the Yan army arrived at SongZi, the king of Zhao ordered Lian Po to lead the Zhao army of 130,000(or 250,000 depending on the source) to deal the the Yan army. Lian Po analyzed that even though the Yan army outnumbered his, they had traveled far from their homeland and were overly-confident in this war. Lian Po ordered Yue Sheng to defend Dai with 50,000 men and led 80,000(200,000 depending on source) men to attack the Yan army at Hao. The morale of the Zhao army was high and quickly defeated the Yan army despite being outnumbered. The commander Li Fu was killed in action. The Yan army attacking Dai received the news of the commander’s defeat in Hao and were demoralized. Yue Sheng took this chance ot defeat the Yan army at Dai. Lian Po then pursued the Yan army all the way to their capital at Ji. The king of Yan admitted defeat and offered 5 castles to Zhao in exchange for his safety. Lian Po was awarded the title of Lord Xin Ping and Yue Sheng the title of Lord Wu Xiang after the battle

3)赵孝成王十七年(公元前249年),武襄君乐乘攻燕,围其国都,燕国再次割让五城求和。
17th year of King XiangCheng of Zhao, Lord WuXiang Yue Sheng attacked Yan. He surrounded the capital of Yan and Yan had to offer 5 castles to Zhao for a truce

4)
赵孝成王二十一年(前245年),赵孝成王去世,其子赵悼襄王继位。赵悼襄王听信奸臣郭开的谗言,解除廉颇 的军职,派乐乘代替廉颇。廉颇因受排挤而发怒,攻打乐乘,乐乘逃走。廉颇亦奔魏。
21st year of King Xiao Cheng of Zhao(245BC), King XiaoCheng passed away. His son King DaoXiang ascended the throne. King DaoXiang listened to the corrupted subject Guo Kai(Kakukai)’s words and removed Lian Po off his military posts, replacing him with Yue Sheng. Lian Po was angry and attacked Yue Sheng. Yue Sheng was defeated and Lian Po went to Wei(Read: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v18/c194/3.html)

Source:
http://baike.baidu.com/view/1100883.htm
http://baike.baidu.com/view/2096062.htm
http://baike.baidu.com/view/1483987.htm

3.Interesting Stuff

Yue Sheng belongs to the same family as the famous Yue Yi, the famous Yan general who led the coalition army of the 6 states and nearly destroyed Qi 30 years prior to the events of Kingdom(refer to his article in this thread for more info). As Yue Yi was known to have defected to Zhao after he was removed from his military duties by the new Yan king just before he completely destroyed Qi 30 years prior to the events of Kingdom, the Yue family expanded in Zhao. However his son/brother, Yue Jian remained in Yan until 251BC when the king of Yan ignored his suggestion to not attack Zhao. He then left for Zhao to join Yue Sheng.

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