It’s said that both Liu Bang and Xiang Yu had been deeply struck by the grand sight of First Emperor out on an inspection tour. “This is the way a man should live,”admired Liu Bang. “I can replace him,”was how Xiang Yu expreeed his embition. Liu Bang’s words reveal him as a man of deep thought and purpose, whereas Xiang Yu’ words evince a man of straight valor. This difference in character was to affect the outcome of their rivalry.