Too early. Skip forward a couple of chapters to when Pang Tong joined Liu Bei. He was assigned to a minor prefecture due to his ugliness and uncouth nature. When Zhang Fei and Jian Tou received reports that he was habitually drunk and did not turn up in court, they went down to investigate. To demonstrate his legal brillance, he settled various legal cases, in which one of them was an exact replica of Solomon split the baby method.Edward Yee wrote:What was this? Saw Pang Tong's participation in Chi Bi and saw nothing so like it so far.
Since Christianity had already arrived in China during the Tang Dynasty, if not the Yuan, its clear that this is a story of inspiration rather than great minds think alike.
Incidentally, given the high rates of Christianity in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, its clear that Yahweh has succeeded in extending his reaches that far. Given the success of the Christian underground church in China, one suspect that in universe, God was moderately successful there. Perhaps the communist persecution of Christianity was inspired by Satan?