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Description - Three Kingdoms by Guanzhong Luo

This volume tells the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220) when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms. Writing some 12 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520215856
ISBN-10: 0520215850
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Guanzhong Luo

Moss Roberts is Professor of Chinese at New York University. He translated an unabridged edition of Three Kingdoms (California, 1992) and is the translator and editor of Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies (1979).

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