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Three Kingdoms by Guanzhong Luo

Title Three Kingdoms
Author Guanzhong Luo
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2020-05-12
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 478
ISBN 9780520976665
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A material epic with an astonishing fidelity to history."—New York Times Book Review 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.

Title Three Kingdoms A Historical Novel
Author Guanzhong Luo
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2004-06-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 1096
ISBN 0520224787
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Three Kingdoms gives us The Iliad of China. First of the five great works of traditional prose fiction, this master narrative transforms history into epic and has thereby educated and entertained readers of five centuries with unforgettable exemplars of martial and civic virtue, of personal fidelity and political treachery. Moss Roberts's translation, the first complete rendering in English, is one of surpassing excellence and impeccable scholarship. It should delight and captivate Western readers for many more years to come."—Anthony C. Yu, University of Chicago "Moss Roberts's elegant and powerful translation of China's most important historical romance has a stunning directness that aptly conveys the dramatic boldness of the original episodic narrative. English readers may now finally understand why this 15th-century novel so strategically shaped the political world-view of generations of Chinese."—Frederic Wakeman, Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Title Three Kingdoms A Historical Novel
Author Guanzhong Luo
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2004-06-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 1096
ISBN 0520225031
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Three Kingdoms gives us The Iliad of China. First of the five great works of traditional prose fiction, this master narrative transforms history into epic and has thereby educated and entertained readers of five centuries with unforgettable exemplars of martial and civic virtue, of personal fidelity and political treachery. Moss Roberts's translation, the first complete rendering in English, is one of surpassing excellence and impeccable scholarship. It should delight and captivate Western readers for many more years to come."—Anthony C. Yu, University of Chicago

Three Kingdoms by Guanzhong Luo

Title Three Kingdoms
Author Guanzhong Luo
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category China
Total Pages 1690
ISBN 7119016644
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Three Kingdoms by Guanzhong Luo

Title Three Kingdoms
Author Guanzhong Luo
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category China
Total Pages 1690
ISBN 7119016644
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Three Kingdoms Volume 1 The Sacred Oath
Author Luo Guanzhong
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Release Date 2014-05-20
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781462914371
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This exciting new translation with footnotes is more readable than past versions and will appeal to modern readers. The Three Kingdoms is an epic Chinese novel written over six centuries ago. It recounts in vivid historical detail the turbulent years at the close of the Han Dynasty, when China broke into three competing kingdoms and over half the population were either killed or driven from their homes. Part myth, part fact, readers will experience the loyalty and treachery, the brotherhood and rivalry of China's legendary heroes and villains during the most tumultuous period in Chinese history. Considered the greatest work in classic Chinese literature, The Three Kingdoms is read by millions throughout Asia today. Seen not just as a great work of art, many Chinese view it as a guide to success in life and business as well as a work that offers great moral clarity—while many foreigners read it to gain insights into Chinese society and culture. From the saga of The Three Kingdoms, readers will learn how great warriors motivate their troops and enhance their influence, while disguising their weaknesses and turning the strengths of others against them. This first volume in a trilogy introduces Liu Bei and his sworn brothers-in-arms Zhang Fei and Guan Yu, whose allegiance is sorely tested in a society that is in flux where each group is fighting for its survival against the other.

Title The Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Author Luo Guanzhong
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2018-07-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 600
ISBN 9780141197449
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A new translation and abridgement of one of the four classical Chinese novels - an epic story of warring factions in the era of China's Han dynasty Part historical and part legend, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms dramatizes the lives of feudal lords and their retainers, recounting their personal and military battles, intrigues, and struggles to achieve dominance for almost a hundred years. It is one of the most beloved works of East Asian literature, and the most famous historical novel in China.

Title The Three Kingdoms 2010 Edition EPUB
Author Asiapac Editorial
Publisher Asiapac Books Pte Ltd
Release Date 2018-10-16
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 163
ISBN 9789812299758
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Three Kingdoms, written by Ming Dynasty novelist Luo Guanzhong, is one of the four famous Chinese classics well-liked by people throughout the world till the present day. Exciting episodes of power struggles are staged against the backdrop of the states of Wei, Shu and Wu, which have emerged from the remnants of the Han Dynasty. What shines more brilliantly is the interplay of righteousness, loyalty, sincerity, benevolence and wisdom. This fully-illustrated compact edition brings you the highlights of the magnificent classic, including well-known episodes such as the oath of brotherhood at the Peach Garden, Liu Bei's three visits to Zhuge Liang's cottage, and the Battle of Red Cliff. It will also lead you through the ups and downs of the heroes of ancient times, at times admiring their courage, at other times lamenting their fate.

Title Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture
Author Kimberly Ann Besio
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 2012-02-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 193
ISBN 9780791480496
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A multi-disciplinary exploration of China’s first great classical novel, Three Kingdoms, and its influence on Chinese culture.

Title Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies
Author Moss Roberts
Publisher Pantheon
Release Date 2011-09-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780307760425
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of tales opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Ghost stories, romances, fables, and heroic sagas: the forms are familiar, but the characters we meet surprise us at every turn. For those who know and love the tales of the Grimms and Andersen, the universal themes of fairy tale literature emerge in these classic stories, but with a sophistication that is uniquely Chinese and altogether entrancing. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Title Records of the Three Kingdoms in Plain Language
Author Anonymous
Publisher Hackett Publishing
Release Date 2016-09-01
Category History
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781624665257
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The saga of the Three Kingdoms—which recounts the dramatic story of the civil wars (ca. 180–220 CE) that divided the old Han Empire into the Shu, Wei, and Wu states—remains as popular as ever in China, having served as the basis of not only traditional operas and ballads, but also, in more recent years, of movies, television dramas, and video games. Translated into English for the first time here, the Sanguozhi pinghua (thirteenth century CE) provides a complete and fast-paced narrative account of the events of the period, from the beginning of the civil wars to the demise of the Three Kingdoms and the short-lived reunification of the realm by the Jin dynasty. Shorter, clearer, and more accessible to Western audiences than Luo Guanzhong’s later, greatly expanded Romance (Sanguo yanyi)—and beautifully rendered in this edition by two modern-day masters of the art of Chinese literary translation—the Records of the Three Kingdoms in Plain Language provides an ideal introduction to one of the foundational Chinese epic traditions. Tables of major Chinese dynasties and reigns, a guide to understanding formal Chinese naming conventions, a glossary of Chinese names and terms, and reproductions of some woodcuts from the original edition of the text are included.

Title Strategies from the Three Kingdoms 2010 Edition PDF
Author Dai Shiyan
Publisher Asiapac Books Pte Ltd
Release Date 2000-04-01
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9789812295439
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Three Kingdoms, a foremost Chinese historical novel, has exemplified famous enactments in military strategies: -Leave one side of the net open -Lure the tiger out of the mountain -Murder with a borrowed knife -Chain the enemy with a fleet of boats Such stratagems are also depicted in the award-winning movie production Red Cliff, which celebrates the ingenuity of the strategist Zhuge Liang against the schemes and wiles of commander Cao Cao. Not surprisingly, these age-old tactics are the epitome of wisdom and have gained a commanding position in the corporate world. Be it business, science, technology, politics or leisure, each of these strategies will equip you to face the challenges at work, in the marketplace and even in the sports arena.

Title The Journey to the West Revised Edition
Author Cheng'en Wu
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2012-12-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 440
ISBN 9780226971384
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The story of Xuanzang, the monk who went from China to India in quest of Buddhist scriptures.

Title Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Author Lo Kuan-Chung
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Release Date 2011-12-20
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 680
ISBN 9781462903030
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This epic saga of brotherhood and rivalry, of loyalty and treachery, of victory and death, forms part of the indelible core of classical Chinese culture and continues to fascinate modern-day readers. In 220 EC, the 400-year-old rule of the mighty Han dynasty came to an end and three kingdoms contested for control of China. Liu Pei, the legitimate heir to the Han throne, elects to fight for his birthright and enlists the aid of his sworn brothers, the impulsive giant Chang Fei and the invincible knight Kuan Yu. The brave band faces a formidable array of enemies, foremost among them the treacherous and bloodthirsty Ts'ao Ts'ao. The bold struggle of the three heroes seems doomed until the reclusive wizard Chuko Liang offers his counsel, and the tide begins to turn. Romance of the Three Kingdoms is China's oldest novel and the first of a great tradition of historical fiction. Believed to have been compiled by the play-wright Lo Kuan-chung in the late fourteenth century, it is indebted to the great San-kuo chi (Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms) completed by the historian Ch'en Shou just before his death in 297 CE. The novel first appeared in print in 1522. This edition, translated in the mid-1920s by C. H. Brewitt-Taylor, is based on a shortened and simplified version which appeared in the 1670s. An Introduction to this reprint by Robert E. Hegel, Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Washington University, provides an insightful commentary on the historical background to the novel, its literary origins and its main characters.

Title Quelling the Demons Revolt
Author Guanzhong Luo
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2017-09-05
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 215
ISBN 9780231544733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this Ming-era novel, historical narrative, raucous humor, and the supernatural are interwoven to tell the tale of an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the Song dynasty. A poor young girl meets an old woman who gives her a magic book that allows her to create rice and money. Her father, terrified that his daughter's demonic nature might be discovered, marries her off. Forced to flee, she and others with supernatural abilities find themselves in the midst of a grotesque version of a historical uprising, in which facts are intermingled with slapstick humor and wild fictions. Attributed to the writer Luo Guanzhong, Quelling the Demons' Revolt is centered on the events of the rebellion led by Wang Ze in 1047–48. But it is a distorted, humorous version, in which Wang Ze's lieutenants show up as a comical peddler and a mysterious Daoist priest and a celebrated warrior appears despite having died many years earlier. Rather than fantastic adventures and supernatural marvels, the author points to human vanities and fixations as well as social injustice, warning of the vulnerability of any pursuit of order in a world plagued by demonic forces as well as mundane corruption. Although the story takes place long before the era in which it was written, ultimately Quelling the Demons' Revolt is the story of the Ming dynasty in Song masquerade, presciently warning of the dynasty's downfall. The novel is divided into chapters, but in many ways it is an arrangement of self-contained stories that draw on vernacular storytelling. This translation offers English-speaking readers a spirited example of social critique combined with caustic humor from the era of Luo Guanzhong.

Guan Yu The Hero by Frankie KT Neo

Title Guan Yu the Hero
Author Frankie KT Neo
Publisher Partridge Singapore
Release Date 2012-11-20
Category Art
Total Pages 84
ISBN 9781482894240
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a classic historical novel of enormous influence, is considered to be one of the four great Chinese classic novels. Written by Luo Guanzhong, a scholar who lived in the late Yuan and early Ming dynasties, it chronicled the efforts of the Wei, Shu, and Wu kingdoms to reunite the empire at the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty. This fascinating period in Chinese history inspired many other authors, poets, artists, and playwrights, including Luo Guanzhong's novel, which is a work of enduring historical and literary impact and beauty. Guan Yu, the hero, has had a significant impact on Chinese culture and the arts. That influence has spread to Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and to all Chinese communities in the world. Guan Yu is well respected and worshiped in Taoism, Buddhism, Shintoism, and Caodaiism. He has also influenced modern entertainment and mass media as well, including television, video games, Manga, and more. The study and critical interpretation of Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Guan Yu has captivated scholars, artists, and writers for centuries. Now, modern-day scholar and collector Frankie KT Neo offers the best of his research. Readers are invited to a detailed tour of his extensive collection of antiques and other artifacts commemorating Three Kingdoms and its hero, Guan Yu. His collection, called the Sanfen Tang Collection, currently features more than a thousand pieces, many of which are detailed within.

Title Romance of the Three Kingdoms Volume 1
Author Guanzhong Luo
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Release Date 2002-04-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 708
ISBN 0804834679
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Romance of the Three Kingdoms is Lo Kuan-chung's retelling of the events attending the fall of the Han Dynasty in 220 A.D., one of the most tumultuous and fascinating periods in Chinese history. It is an epic saga of brotherhood and rivalry, of loyalty and treachery, of victory and death. As important for Chinese culture as the Homeric epics have been for the West, this fourteenth-century masterpiece continues to be loved and read throughout China as well as in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

How To Read The Chinese Novel by David L. Rolston

Title How to Read the Chinese Novel
Author David L. Rolston
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2014-07-14
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 554
ISBN 9781400860470
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fiction criticism has a long and influential history in pre-modern China, where critics would read and reread certain novels with a concentration and fervor far exceeding that which most Western critics give to individual works. This volume, a source book for the study of traditional Chinese fiction criticism from the late sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries, presents translations of writings taken from the commentary editions of six of the most important novels of pre-modern China. These translations consist mainly of tu-fa, or "how-to-read" essays, which demonstrate sensitivity and depth of analysis both in the treatment of general problems concerning the reading of any work of fiction and in more focused discussions of particular compositional details in individual novels. The translations were produced by pioneers in the study of this form of fiction criticism in the West: Shuen-fu Lin, Andrew H. Plaks, David T. Roy, John C. Y. Wang, and Anthony C. Yu. Four introductory essays by Andrew H. Plaks and the editor address the historical background for this type of criticism, its early development, its formal features, recurrent terminology, and major interpretive strategies. A goal of this volume is to aid in the rediscovery of this traditional Chinese poetics of fiction and help eliminate some of the distortions encountered in the past by the imposition of Western theories of fiction on Chinese novels. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Title Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9812295011
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Story of the Stone The Golden Days Volume I
Author Cao Xueqin
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2012-08-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9780141935164
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Story of the Stone (c.1760) is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The first part of the story, The Golden Days, begins the tale of Bao-yu, a gentle young boy who prefers girls to Confucian studies, and his two cousins: Bao-chai, his parents' choice of a wife for him, and the ethereal beauty Dai-yu. Through the changing fortunes of the Jia family, this rich, magical work sets worldly events - love affairs, sibling rivalries, political intrigues, even murder - within the context of the Buddhist understanding that earthly existence is an illusion and karma determines the shape of our lives.