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Three Kingdoms

Author : Guanzhong Luo
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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.

Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture

Author : Kimberly Ann Besio
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A multi-disciplinary exploration of China’s first great classical novel, Three Kingdoms, and its influence on Chinese culture.

San Guo Yan Yi

Author : Guanzhong Luo
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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

Author : Simon Stephens
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Three Kingdoms is a blackly entertaining and unsettling detective story cum parable about the devil in us all, international human trafficking and the changing state of Europe. As the severed human head of an Estonian woman is found in a river in Hammersmith, two British detectives set off in search of her origins in Europe and how she came to be found dead. Accompanied by a mephistophelian German detective acting as their guide, they gradually sink deeper and deeper into the world of prostitution and international human trafficking. Fighting to cross international borders and language barriers, they enter a nightmarish world that will change one of them forever. Three Kingdoms tells the stories of trafficked women, the gangs and the police forces across Europe that attempt to control them. This dark new thriller by Simon Stephens, set across three countries, explores an international business where the goods are not products, but people. Questioning and undermining not just tenets about the nature of Europe with its old and new borders, Three Kingdoms also explodes moral certainties. With good and evil presented not as polarised forces but as disturbingly shifting, overlapping and contradictory, the play provocatively unbalances convictions of truth, ethical codes, violence and justice. This edition also includes a preface with contributions from playwright Simon Stephens, German director Sebastian Nuebling and Estonian dramaturg Eero Epner, discussing this uniquely collaborative and tri-lingual project.

Three Kingdoms

Author : Harlan Hoge Ballard
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Three Kingdoms Volume 18

Author : Wei Dong Chen
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Yu Guan is dead. Cao Cao is gravely ill. And Bei Liu is consumed by vengeful rage. And suddenly the things they’ve spent their lives fighting for are in dangerous peril. Can anyone overcome fate to witness a final victory? Or will everyone go to his grave with unfinished business?

Three Kingdoms Volume 04

Author : Wei Dong Chen
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Three Kingdoms Volume 09

Author : Wei Dong Chen
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Three Kingdoms Volume 02

Author : Wei Dong Chen
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Three Kingdoms Volume 17

Author : Wei Dong Chen
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Bei Liu has one a decisive battle against Cao Cao, and the prime minister is in danger of losing everything. But like a cornered animal, Cao Cao is at his most dangerous with his back against the wall. What he does next will forge an unlikely alliance, and cost the life of one of China’s most legendary heroes.

Three Kingdoms Romance

Author : Luo Guanzhong
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The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms 1638 1652

Author : I.J. Gentles
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Ian Gentles provides a riveting, in-depth analysis of the battles and sieges, as well as the political and religious struggles that underpinned them. Based on extensive archival and secondary research he undertakes the first sustained attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic cost of the wars. The many actors in the drama are appraised with subtlety. Charles I, while partly the author of his own misfortune, is shown to have been at moments an inspirational leader. The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms is a sophisticated, comprehensive, exciting account of the sixteen years that were the hinge of British and Irish history. It encompasses politics and war, personalities and ideas, embedding them all in a coherent and absorbing narrative.

Three Kingdoms a modern interpretation Book 1

Author : Chan Joon Yee
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The final days of the ailing Han Dynasty of China saw a rebellion from the Yellow Turban army. The concept of zhu hou or regional governors also spawned a plethora of warlords and regional strongmen struggling for absolute power. This tumultuous era is known as the period of the Three Kingdoms. You may have heard about Luo Guan Zhong's Romance of the Three Kingdoms or watched movies based on this classic which is part history and part fiction. You may have also tried reading the original work. Chances are, you gave up after a couple of chapters. The subplots are too complex, not to mention the dizzying numbers of names and characters. In his version of Three Kingdoms, Chan Joon Yee put in great effort to write a unique and vastly more readable version of this monumental saga. This book and others in the series will give you valuable insights into the plots, tricks, battles, palace drama and colourful characters that lived during this chaotic period in China's history.

Three Kingdoms Volume 12

Author : Wei Dong Chen
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In the aftermath of the Battle of the Red Cliffs, alliances are frayed, loyalties strained, and promises put to the test. One man must rebuild his forces from the ground up, while two uneasy allies argue over who has the right to claim the spoils of war. He who wins the throne must be effective at diplomacy as well as war. But do Cao Cao, Quan Sun, or Bei Liu have what it takes?

Three Kingdoms Volume 10

Author : Wei Dong Chen
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Bei Liu was homeless and nearly powerless when he took a risk and asked Liang ZhuGe to be his senior military strategist. But the gamble has more than paid off. Liang ZhuGe has already changed the balance of power between the three kingdoms, and he will soon prove that some battles can be won without weapons.

Three Kingdoms Volume 20

Author : Wei Dong Chen
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For several decades, China has been torn apart by civil war, as feudal lords and power-hungry tyrants vied for control of the Han Dynasty. What began as a conflict between eighteen lords and became a battle between three kings now rests in the hands of a new generation, who must finish their ancestors’ work if China is to be a unified nation once more.

Three Kingdoms Volume 14

Author : Wei Dong Chen
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Bei Liu continues to grow stronger, yet he refuses to listen to his advisors when they urge him to set aside morality and do what needs to be done to save the nation. But the path to power does not follow a high road, and soon Bei Liu will confront betrayal that will tear more than one life apart.

Three Kingdoms Volume 19

Author : Wei Dong Chen
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The rivalry among Bei Liu, Cao Cao, and Quan Sun has been the defining struggle of the era of the three kingdoms. But two of the men are dead, and the era of the three kingdoms is drawing to a close. Now, Liang Zhuge, who was the architect of Bei Liu’s ascent to power, must engage in almost constant battle and forge unpopular alliances if he is to preserve the legacy of his former master.

A Bishopric Between Three Kingdoms

Author : Carolina Carl
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This book explores the peculiarities of the Bishopric of Calahorra’s eleventh- and twelfth-century institutional development, and their profound relationship to the see’s location on a highly volatile frontier between the emergent and fiercely competitive Christian kingdoms of north-eastern Iberia.

The Irish Rebellion of 1641 and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms

Author : Eamon Darcy
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A new investigation into the 1641 Irish rebellion, contrasting its myth with the reality.