Three kingdoms : a historical novel / attributed to Luo Guanzhong ; translated from the Chinese with afterword by Moss Roberts Luo, Guanzhong, approximately 1330-approximately 1400

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Luo, Guanzhong, approximately 1330-approximately 1400
China - History - Three kingdoms, 220-265 - Fiction.; Historical fiction.; Luo, Guanzhong, approximately 1330-approximately 1400.
"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. Writing some twelve hundred years later, the Ming author Luo Guanzhong drew on histories, dramas, and poems portraying the crisis to fashion a sophisticated, compelling narrative that has become the Chinese national epic. The novel offers an intimate and unsparing view of how power is wielded, how diplomacy is conducted, and how wars are planned and fought. 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, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, and remains a great work of world literature."--BOOK JACKET.
Read associated articles: Cai Zhong, Liu Qi (Three Kingdoms), Zhang Shicheng
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