4hw.org: we all know the story of Cao Chong's image. The popular Japanese film and TV play "the Army division alliance" has aroused a new round of Three Kingdoms fever. The death of Cao Chong in the stills makes you very curious. Do you know how Cao Chong died in history?
Cao Chong was born intelligent. When he was five or six years old, his intelligence was similar to that of an adult. At that time, Sun Quan gave Cao Cao an elephant. Cao Cao wanted to know the weight of the elephant. He asked his people all the time and couldn't think of a way to weigh the elephant. Cao Chong said that as long as you put the elephant in the boat, record where the water mark reaches, and then weigh out the same weight of the object and put it in the boat, you can know the weight of the elephant. Cao Cao was very happy and weighed the elephant according to his method.
Cao Chong is kind and reasonable. At that time, because of the frequent wars, Wei adopted severe punishment to restrain the people. Once Cao Cao's saddle was bitten by a mouse in the warehouse. The officials guarding the warehouse thought that they would die. They negotiated to bind themselves to surrender, but they were still afraid of death. Knowing this, Cao Chong asked them to wait for a few days. Cao Chong takes a knife to break his clothes. It looks like he was bitten by a mouse. He pretends to be frustrated. He looks worried.
When Cao Cao saw him and asked him, he said: 'secular people think that the clothes were bitten by rats, and they are unlucky for the owner of the clothes. Now my clothes are bitten, so they are worried. Cao Cao said: 'this is nonsense. Don't worry. 'soon after hearing about the saddle being bitten, Cao Cao said with a smile, my son's clothes were all bitten on his side, not to mention the saddle hanging on the post. So there was no investigation. Many people who have committed crimes should be executed according to the criminal law, and they have been dealt with leniently by Cao Chong's excuse. Cao Cao said these things to the ministers and expressed his intention to pass them on to Cao Chong.
Among the prodigy of the Three Kingdoms, Cao Chong is undoubtedly the most famous one -- of course, this is a matter of recent decades. It was originally Kong Rong, and there is "Rong four years old, can let pear" in the three character Scripture. As a result, all literate people know this person. Unfortunately, Kong Rong didn't die early. As a result, Cao Chong had to give up his position. Because of the spread of the story of "Cao Chong called Xiang", when we still don't know what Cao Cao's name is, we have worshipped Cao Chong as an idol.
In fact, Cao Chong is not only known as such "little cleverness", but also "discerning benevolence, inborn with nature, beautiful in appearance and appearance, which is different from others, so he is special in favor of others. "He often used his wisdom and position to do some important things to save people's names. According to historical records, when the military was in a state of affairs, he was severely punished. &Hellip; & hellip; those who are guilty of killing but are identified by Chongwei, rely on forgiveness, tens of 'before and after. Probably because of this, he was loved by Cao Cao. He was very young and was chosen as his successor. It's a pity that he only lived 13 years and died of an emergency.
Many people think that Cao Chong's house is kind-hearted, and Cao Cao likes him only because of his superior intelligence. If he doesn't die early, with his kindness, it's hard to predict what the outcome will be in the inevitable fight with Cao Pi and others. But I think you may have overlooked the other side, that is, his relationship with another prodigy, Zhou Bubi. Zhou no doubt also got the extraordinary favor of Cao Cao, but as soon as Cao Chong died, Cao Cao immediately 'wanted to get rid of it'. Although Cao Pi thought it was impossible to remonstrate, but Cao Cao thought: 'this man is beyond your control. At last, he was assassinated.
It seems that Cao Cao also attached great importance to Cao Chong's political ability. I think the character of Cao chongkuan renzhaihou recorded in the historical books may be just one side, and there may be another side hidden in his character, which is decisive and brave. Just like Liu Bei, although he is generous and benevolent and loves the people as his son, he kills people, but he doesn't drag mud and water at all. That's why Cao Cao loves him so much. If he didn't die early, he would probably be a wise lord like Emperor Hanwu or Kangxi.
So what kind of genius is Cao Chong who makes a generation of heroes short of breath? According to the biography of Deng AI Wang Chong in the book of Wei, Cao Chong has shown amazing talent and strong understanding ability since he was a child. By the age of 5 or 6, his intelligence will reach the level of an adult. He is undoubtedly a genius. He should be given special care today. However, he was born of Cao Cao's concubine, Madame Huan, and should not have any advantages in succession (I have seen some Chinese and foreign articles doubting the unshakable legitimacy of the eldest son's succession at that time).
At that time, Mrs. Bian was deeply respected by Cao Cao himself and others. Cao Chong was unlikely to let Cao Cao like a pearl in his hand because of the favor of Mrs. Huan. By the way, Liu Chan's mother is also a concubine. She didn't even have the chance to ascend to the imperial palace. So it seems that there is still room for discussion about the abolition at that time. Let's not talk about it here.
After his death, Cao Cao once told Cao Pi that Cao Chong's death was unfortunate to himself, but it was a great fortune to Cao Pi and others. The authenticity of this record should be greater, because for this matter, an official (it seems that Sun Sheng, can't remember clearly) once criticized Cao Cao very seriously. Indeed, that would be a strong blow to other successors to the throne.
Back to the original story, the biography of Deng AI and Wang Chong in the book of Wei also recorded one thing, saying that at that time, Cao Cao fought for the world with a great army, ordered and banned, and the criminal law was very strict, which often led to the occurrence of injustice. Once, a pair of saddle in the warehouse was bitten by a mouse, which happened to be Cao Cao's. The warehouse keeper was frightened and thought he was doomed. When Cao Chong knew it, he made a small hole in his clothes with a knife and pretended to be bitten by a mouse. His face was sad. When Cao Cao saw him, he asked him what was wrong. He replied: 'everyone said that if the clothes were bitten by mice, the owner of the clothes would suffer misfortune'. Cao Cao smiled and said: 'that's all nonsense. There won't be any luck or misfortune at all'.
I don't know if Cao Cao is a materialist, but from here we can see that Cao Cao is a very realistic person. Later, he prayed for Cao Chong, which shows his worries. The warehouseman reported the fact that the mouse wanted to break the saddle. Cao Cao understood Cao Chong's intention, smiled and didn't pursue the matter.
Compared with the talented Cao Zhi and the power playing Cao Pi, Cao Chong's wisdom can be said to be amazing. It's disgusting that those two guys rely on a few smart guys to give advice all day long. Cao Chong, however, was so young that he would make good use of the circumstances to reason with his father and grasp the accuracy of people's psychology, which could be called a genius. And wisdom is used to rescue the weak. His heart must be very kind and compassionate. This may be his mother is a general concubine. She knows the sorrows of the lower class. So Cao Chong, who has heard and heard about this, has been more upright since he was a child.
For a long time, many people believed that Cao Chong would not die, but would be harmed by his brother Cao Pi. In fact, Cao Pi's position in Cao Cao's heart was not too high. It is recorded in the biography of emperor Zhang in the book of Wei that after Cao Cao died, Cao Zhang went back to Beijing to see Cao Zhi. He said to Cao Zhi, "first, the king calls me back, which means that you should be the successor.".
It can be seen that Cao Pi poisoned Cao Zhang at that time. It can also be said that Cao Pi did not get overwhelming support at that time, but I was very interested in the movement of several clans guarding the four sides at that time. To be honest, if Cao Chong is still alive, in order to clear the obstacles of his succession, the possibility that Cao Cao first cleared up other princes should exist. Because Cao Cao had been hesitating until he died, he was expected to die before he had arranged for his future affairs, which left a disaster to his family.
In another Japanese material, I have seen the account of another genius at that time, which is quoted from the text of "biography of sages" in Liu Biao, Wei Shu. At that time, there was a man named Zhou budoubt, who was also a genius and very smart. Compared with Cao Chong, it didn't matter, but Cao Chong died. Cao Cao couldn't sit still. He was going to kill Zhou budoubt. Cao Pi didn't think so. He went to remonstrate. As a result, Cao Cao scolded him: "if Cao rushes to return it, Zhou doubtless is not someone like you who can play.".
So they sent someone to assassinate Zhou. Here we can speculate that at that time, Cao Cao was likely to pay attention to Zhou bususpect as Cao Chong's assistant, so Cao Chong died, and Cao Cao was eager to kill him, rather than leaving him to Cao Pi and others. It is said that there is also a record in Wei Lue (I haven't seen this book until now) that Cao Pi once lamented: "if my brother Cao Chong is here, I can't say whether there is such a thing today that I can dominate the world.". We can see it from then on.
I think Cao Chong is going to be here. He should be a very good monarch. Moreover, with his wisdom, there will be no such family tragedy as "seven step poem". Later generations have always felt for the spirit of Cao Zhi's poem, and even ignored the cruelty and ugliness behind it. The literary value of poetry should not be concealed as the ugliness of human selfishness behind the poem background.
It is worth mentioning that Cao Chong died in 208, which happened to be the battle of Chibi that winter. You can make a chronology to see how Cao Cao spent his military career in those ten years. There were wars and wars. It is estimated that just after he came back from the north, before he could seriously investigate Caochong, his baby son fell ill, and he was a little tired of the war, so he prayed for Caochong day and night. It's a pity that genius always returns to the sky. Before Cao Cao could swallow his grief, he hurried south to Jingzhou, and then he had the biggest failure in his life. So he said to Cao Pi that Cao Chong's death was unfortunate to himself, but to Cao Pi and others, it was fortunate that this passage should not be groundless.