A celebrated figure of the Three Kingdoms period, Guan Yu (also known locally as Kwan Kung) was granted successive promotions posthumously. Finally elevated to the status of a deity, he has been revered by emperors and commoners alike throughout the times. Which of his life stories are fact and which are fiction? Was he really crimson-faced as depicted in legend? What are the meanings behind his many personas in novel, opera and film? Why is he worshipped by people on both sides of the law? How did a former valiant general morph into a god of wealth stationed and worshipped at local restaurants and tea-diners? Divided into three thematic sections – History, Art and Life – this book is your companion guide to this all-time classic of god-making. Salute to Kwan Kung!