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Three Kingdoms By Guanzhong Luo

Three Kingdoms by Guanzhong Luo

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This is the abridged version of the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206BC - AD220) when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms. Luo Guanzhong draws on histories, dramas, and poems portraying the crisis.

Three Kingdoms Summary

Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel. Abridged Edition by Guanzhong Luo

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. This abridged edition captures the novel's 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. This abridged edition is particularly useful for undergraduate courses. For the complete text, see the unabridged edition, now available in two parts: Part One; Part Two

Three Kingdoms Reviews

"The subject matter of "Three Kingdoms has long held an extraordinary grip on the Chinese imagination. . . . No less an authority than Mao Zedong asserted that when he set out on the campaigns that would ultimately bring him to power, "Three Kingdoms was the book he valued most."--Patrick Hanan, "New York Times Book Review

About Guanzhong Luo

Moss Roberts is Professor of Chinese at New York University. He translated an unabridged edition of Three Kingdoms (California, 1992) and is the translator and editor of Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies (1979).

Additional information

GOR001527558
9780520215856
0520215850
Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel. Abridged Edition by Guanzhong Luo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of California Press
1999-09-29
504
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