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One of the most turbulent and romanticized eras in ancient Chinese history is that of the three kingdoms period. During the third century AD in China, warlords battled for supremacy. This turbulent and bloody era is known as the three kingdoms period. It's also one of the most romanticized eras in Chinese history; heroes and villains like Cao Cao, Liu Bei, and Zhuge Liang have served has inspiration for poetry, novels, opera, and song in China. Perhaps the most celebrated is Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong, considered a masterpiece of Chinese literature.

In The Three Kingdoms of Ancient China, you'll learn about the events before and after the three kingdoms period and its most famous characters.

©2016 Charles River Editors (P)2016 Charles River Editors

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It was only an hour and I knew that going in, but it turned into a litany of strange names and battles. The only context we got was the Mandate of Heaven; there was no other culture/continuity or context to hold on to. It wasn't useful to me.

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A brief history of a fixed period in the history of China's rulers. I had some difficulty relating the information in the text to the map at hand. I wish that the narrator had been more skilled in the art of lecture, as he sped through the piece too quickly for note taking. The information itself seemed well researched and presented.