Li Shiqi said that food is the most important thing for the people. From the biography of Li Shiqi in the book of Han Dynasty: "the king regards the people as the heaven, and the people regard food as the heaven." the people regard food as the heaven is a Chinese idiom, which means that the people take food as their life. It refers to the importance of folk food. Li Shiqi (268-203 B.C.) was born in Gaoyang Township, yongqiu County, Chenliu county (now Gaoyang Town, Qi County, Henan Province). Liu Bang's subordinates in the late Qin, Chu and Han Dynasties were famous lobbyists in Chinese history.
At the end of the Qin Dynasty, there was a scholar named Li Shiqi, who was very knowledgeable. He once offered advice to help Liu Bang outwit Chen Liu and was named Guangye Jun.
After the fall of the Qin Dynasty, Liu Bang and Xiang Yu fought for hegemony. Liu Bang joined forces with local anti Xiang Yu forces to defend Xingyang and Chenggao. There is an AO mountain in the northwest of Xingyang. There is a small town on the mountain, which was established in the Qin Dynasty. Because there are many warehouses dedicated to storing grain in the city, it is called Ao warehouse. It was the largest granary in Kanto at that time.
Under Xiang Yu's fierce attack, Liu Bang plans to retreat and give up the east of Chenggao to Xiang Yu. Liu Bang wants to hear Li Shiqi's thoughts. Li Shiqi said: "The king regards the people as the heaven, while the people regard food as the heaven. The Chu army doesn't know how to guard the barn and goes East. This is a good chance for heaven to help the Han Dynasty succeed! If we give up Chenggao, retreat to Gong and Luo, and hand over such an important granary to the enemy, it will be very unfavorable to the current situation! I hope you can quickly organize troops and stick to aocang, which will certainly change the current unfavorable situation. "Liu Bang acted according to his plan and finally won.