Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel (Abridged / Paperback)

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By Guanzhong Luo, Moss Roberts (Translated by), Moss Roberts (Foreword by)
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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.

About the Author


Moss Roberts is Professor of Chinese at New York University. He translated Dao De Jing and an unabridged edition of Three Kingdoms and is the translator and editor of Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780520344556
ISBN-10: 0520344553
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: May 12th, 2020
Pages: 478
Language: English