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Cosmic Foreordination and Human Commitment: The Tragic Volition in Three Kingdoms

Cosmic Foreordination and Human Commitment: The Tragic Volition in Three Kingdoms

By Constantine Tung

Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture, edited by Kimberly Besio and Constantine Tung (State University of New York Press, 2007)

Synopsis: Examines the heroes from the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, namely Liu Bei, Guan Yu, Zhang Fei and the other men of Shu, and how their tragic ends come from their own characters and cosmic foreordination.

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