Early in the 3rd Century, China’s powerful Han Dynasty collapsed. The tumultuous aftermath is explored in Luo Guanzhong’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which follows the struggles of the now fragmented kingdoms (Shu, Wei, and Wu) and their many opportunistic warlords.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms is based on the true history. Most of its characters are historical, and the battles it describes, happened.
Known as one of the ‘Four Great Classical Novels’ of Chinese literature, Romance of the Three Kingdoms is as significant to China as Homer is to Europe. Very complex and incredibly long – the most recent English translation runs to four volumes and 2339 pages – one clear constant runs throughout this epic work: great achievements are borne from cunning and strategy as often as from military might.
The endless scheming and counter-scheming require thinking from the reader, and it can be difficult to keep track of the events at times.
My dream has always been to have a Google earth type map, where all of the place names are labeled on the map, and you can dynamically zoom in and out at your leisure.
And now you can share this map with me..........
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