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Three kingdoms: a historical novel, part 2

By: Guanzhong, Luo.
Contributor(s): Roberts, Moss [Translator].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley University of California Press 1991Description: 541-1096 p.ISBN: 9780520225039.Subject(s): China - History - Three kingdoms | Historical fiction, Chinese | Historic romance - ChinaDDC classification: 895.1346 Summary: Three Kingdoms tells the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206 b.c.-a.d. 220), when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms. This decisive period in Chinese history became a subject of intense and continuing interest to historians, poets, and dramatists. Writing some 1,200 years later, the Ming author Luo Guanzhong drew on this rich literary heritage to fashion a sophisticated, compelling narrative that has become the Chinese national epic. Luo's novel offers a startling and unsparing view of how power is wielded, how diplomacy is conducted, and how wars are planned and fought; it has influenced the ways the Chinese think about power, diplomacy, and war even to this day. As important for Chinese culture as the Homeric epics have been for the West, this Ming dynasty masterpiece continues to be widely influential in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and remains a great work of world literature. The University of California Press is pleased to make the complete and unabridged translation available again. https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520225039/three-kingdoms-a-historical-novel
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Translated from the Chinese book San Guo Yan Yi

Table of Contents
Three Kingdoms
A Historical Novel
Afterword: About three Kingdoms
By Moss Roberts

Afterword: Notes
Principal Characters in three kingdoms
Chronology of main events in three kingdoms
Titles, terms, and offices in three kingdoms
Abbreviations
Notes to three kingdoms

Three Kingdoms tells the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206 b.c.-a.d. 220), when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms. This decisive period in Chinese history became a subject of intense and continuing interest to historians, poets, and dramatists. Writing some 1,200 years later, the Ming author Luo Guanzhong drew on this rich literary heritage to fashion a sophisticated, compelling narrative that has become the Chinese national epic. Luo's novel offers a startling and unsparing view of how power is wielded, how diplomacy is conducted, and how wars are planned and fought; it has influenced the ways the Chinese think about power, diplomacy, and war even to this day. As important for Chinese culture as the Homeric epics have been for the West, this Ming dynasty masterpiece continues to be widely influential in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and remains a great work of world literature. The University of California Press is pleased to make the complete and unabridged translation available again.

https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520225039/three-kingdoms-a-historical-novel

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