See also: 古今多少事，都付笑谈中
ancient and modern; past and present; then and nowmatter; thing; item; work; affairmetropolis; capital city; all; both (if two things are involved); entirely; even; already pay to laugh and talk at the same timemiddle; center; within; among; in; while (doing sth); during; China; Chinese; hit (the mark) trad. (古今多少事，都付笑談中) 古今 多少 事 ， 都 付 笑談 中 simp. (古今多少事，都付笑谈中) 古今 多少 事 ， 都 付 笑谈 中
- From the last line of the opening poem of Romance of the Three Kingdoms
- Literally: How many things from past and present have they laughed and talked about with each other?
- It is better to keep an open mind with respect to right and wrong or success and failure when evaluating historical developments.