Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel by Guanzhong LuoThree Kingdoms: A Historical Novel by Guanzhong Luo

Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel

byGuanzhong LuoTranslated byMoss RobertsForeword byMoss Roberts

Paperback | February 8, 2014

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Updated with a new foreword by Moss Roberts for this fifteenth anniversary edition,Three Kingdomstells 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.
Moss Robertsis Professor of Chinese at New York University. He translatedDao De Jing(California, 2004) and an unabridged edition ofThree Kingdoms(California, 1991) and is the translator and editor ofChinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies(1979).
Title:Three Kingdoms: A Historical NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.16 inPublished:February 8, 2014Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520282167

ISBN - 13:9780520282162

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Fifteenth Anniversary Abridged Edition by
Moss Roberts vii

Preface to the Abridged Edition xiii

Acknowledgements to the Unabridged Edition xv

Foreword to the Unabridged Edition by John S. Service xix

Thee Kingdoms: A historical Novel 1

AboutThree Kingdomsby

List of Principal Characters 479

Chronology of Main Events 485