The Three Kingdoms, Volume 2: The Sleeping Dragon: The Epic Chinese Tale of Loyalty and War in a Dynamic New Translation, Volume 2

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Tuttle Publishing, May 20, 2014 - Literary Collections - 448 pages
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This exciting new translation with footnotes is more readable than past versions and will appeal to modern readers.

The Three Kingdoms is an epic Chinese novel written over six centuries ago. It recounts in vivid historical detail the turbulent years at the close of the Han Dynasty when China broke into three competing kingdoms and over half the population were either killed or driven from their homes. Part myth, part fact, readers will experience the loyalty and treachery, the brotherhood and rivalry of China's legendary heroes and villains during the most tumultuous period in Chinese history.

Considered the greatest work in classic Chinese literature, The Three Kingdoms is read by millions throughout Asia today. Seen not just as a great work of art, many Chinese view it as a guide to success in life and business as well as a work that offers great moral clarity—while many foreigners read it to gain insights into Chinese society and culture. From the saga of The Three Kingdoms, readers will learn how great warriors motivate their troops and enhance their influence while disguising their weaknesses and turning the strengths of others against them.

This second volume introduces Liu Bei's greatest ally, his advisor Zhuge Lian—a master strategist whose clever strategies allows Liu Bei to claim many victories in the never-ending battle for dominance during the Warring States period in Chinese history.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
CHAPTER FORTY
CHAPTER FORTYONE
CHAPTER FORTYTWO
CHAPTER FORTYFOUR
CHAPTER FIFTYTHREE
CHAPTER FIFTYFOUR
CHAPTER FIFTYFIVE
CHAPTER FIFTYSIX
CHAPTER FIFTYSEVEN
CHAPTER FIFTYEIGHT
CHAPTER FIFTYNINE
CHAPTER SIXTY

CHAPTER FORTYFIVE
CHAPTER FORTYSIX
CHAPTER FORTYSEVEN
CHAPTER FORTYEIGHT
CHAPTER FIFTY
CHAPTER FIFTYTWO
CHAPTER SIXTYONE
CHAPTER SIXTYTWO
CHAPTER SIXTYTHREE
CHAPTER SIXTYFOUR
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About the author (2014)

Ronald C. Iverson first visited China in 1984 as the personal representative of the Mayor of Chicago. Since then, he has founded several joint venture businesses with Chinese partners. Along the way, he discovered The Three Kingdoms, which has helped him to understand many key aspects of Chinese culture.

Yu Sumei is a professor of English at East China Normal University. She has translated many English language books into Chinese and is the first native Chinese speaker to translate The Three Kingdoms into English.

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