I thought I'd do this using a mapping tool. So the map and list of locations for Guan Yu's journey (at least before he diverted for Runan) is:
Dongling Pass (south of modern day Dengfeng)
Sishui Pass (actually Hulao Pass in real life)
The last location is by the bank of the Yellow River, but it isn't specified where. Also for ...
There are two ways to answer this: the reputation according to the highly-romanticised ROTK, and the historical person. According to fiction, he is completely without achievement yet his greatness speaks for itself once you meet him. In reality, he was a highly intelligent, well-connected, but inexperienced young man, with the reputation to match, i.e. not ...
The narrative villifying Cao Cao predates Luo Guanzhong's work by a wide margin. His slant against Cao Wei is a product of his culture's bias, rather than the cause of it (though it likely did serve to solidify that bias).
The Han dynasty is seen as something of a golden age. It represented a time of prosperity, and technological and social advancement. To ...