chinese-general-yue-fei-martial-arts-facts,-tales,-and-mysteries-361Like Guan Yu in the previous episode 081, Yue Fei of the Southern Song Dynasty was a heroic and legendary military man in Chinese history.  He dedicated his life to resisting the aggression of the Jurchens of the Jin dynasty.  The Jurchens had booted the Song dynasty out of northern China in 1127.  Yue Fei dedicated his short life to win back those northern lands before falling victim to imperial court politics. And this helped to make him a legend.

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Yue Fei (1103-1142) standing before the words that are forever associated with him: 还我河山…”Return my rivers and mountains”