Three Kingdoms, Volume 1

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Meng Zhang, 1995 - Literary Collections - 2339 pages
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The novel offers a startling and unsparing view of how power is wielded, how diplomacy is conducted, and how wars are planned and fought. This book has influenced the ways that Chinese think about power, diplomacy, and war, even to this day. Three Kingdoms portrays a fateful moment at the end of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D.220) when the future of the Chinese empire lay in the balance.
 

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A wonderful translation of a complex historical epic. The Romance of Three Kingdoms covers the period 168 AD to 280 AD -- the collapse of the Han dynasty into three warring kingdoms, the Wei, Wu, and ... Read full review

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Luo Guanzhong's historical epic is the national literary treasure of the People's Republic of China, their national legend much like King Arthur for the English, or Charlemagne and his Paladins for ... Read full review

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LUO GUANZHONG, (1330-1400), Chinese writer who traditionally has been credited as the author of the classic Chinese novels Sanguozhi yanyi (Three Kingdoms) and Shuihuzhuan (Water Margin, or All Men Are Brothers).

Roberts is Professor of Chinese at New York University.

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