liu bang, physiognomy, prophecy, qin dynasty, xu fu

Exploring the Prophecy of Xu Fu

The prophecy of Xu Fu is one of the most remarkable stories in Chinese history. It tells the tale of a 10-year-old boy who predicted the rise of Liu Bang, the Han Dynasty’s ancestor, and the Qin Dynasty’s downfall. Xu Fu was one of the greatest physiognomists to be recorded in the annals of Chinese ...

Hermann Rohr

Statue of Chinese alchemist and explorer Xu Fu in Wakayama, Japan.