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The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants
  • Author Shi Yukun Yu Yue
  • Book NO. 06744
  • Words
  • Pages
  • Price 220
  • Edition 1-1
  • ISBN 978-7-119-06744-5
  • Format 16
  • Publish Year 2011
  • Language Chinese-English
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One of the most enduring and popular folk legends of China has been the story of Lord Bao and his seven heroes and five gallants, whose exploits were sung of in ballads, operas and songs for over a thousand years. The central hero is Lord Bao, who rises from humble beginnings to high office at the imperial court, gathering around him a group of Robin Hood-type men to fight crime and corruption. The seven heroes of the imperial court form a musketeer-like relationship — all for one and one for all — with the five gallants, and roam around rescuing maidens in distress, succouring the old and weak, using their exceptional fighting talents to kill evildoers. Corrupt officials are brought before Lord Bao who deals out justice without fear or favour.