Understanding Chinese Business Behaviour: A study and interpretation of the Three Kingdoms novel

Peach garden ceremony from Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Understanding Chinese Business Behaviour: A study and interpretation of the Three Kingdoms novel By Taïeb Hafsi and Li Yan Cahier de recherche, No.7 (2007) Abstract: The behaviour of Chinese business has been studied by a variety of Strategic management scholars (see in particular Hafsi and Tian, 2005; Peng, 2006; Peng and Heat, 1996). Most of […]

The Lanterns of Chuko Liang

Portrait of the statesman and general Zhuge Liang from a Qing Dynasty edition of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

The Lanterns of Chuko Liang By P. H. Hase Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, vol.28 (1988) Introduction: The Mongol armies which invaded Eastern Europe in the thirteenth century used hot air balloons shaped like dragons and held on long lines for signalling purposes. The invention of this method of signalling may […]

Interview with Rafe de Crespigny

Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao 155-220 AD

Rafe de Crespigny is Professor Emeritus at the Australian National University. He is considered to be one of the most important historians on early medieval China, focusing on the late second and third centuries, when the Han Dynasty collapsed and was replaced by the Three Kingdoms. Professor de Crespigny has written numerous books and articles […]

The Search for the of Tomb of Cao Cao

This documentary was filmed before the reported discovery of Cao Cao’s tomb in late 2009.  It details the life and career of Cao Cao, the first Ruler of Wei, one of the states in China’s Three Kingdom period in the third century AD. From the program New Frontiers, from CCTV International

History vs. Fiction in The Romance of the Three Kingdoms

History vs. Fiction in The Romance of the Three Kingdoms By Steven A. Vaughn-Lewis Sino-Platonic Papers, No.193 (2009) Introduction: “History is written by the victors,” said Winston Churchill. This makes intuitive sense, because we know that the winners of any major conflict are in control, at liberty to recount past events as they see fit. […]

Man from the Margin: Cao Cao and the Three Kingdoms

Cao Cao, ruler of Wei

The heroes of the Three Kingdoms, Cao Cao, his colleagues and his rivals, have a notable place in the traditions of the Chinese people. They are celebrated in poetry and drama, their deeds are recounted in cycles of stories, and the policies and crises of their time have been the centre of intellectual and popular debate in modern China.

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, […]

Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture

Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture

Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture Edited by Kimberly Besio and Constantine Tung State University of New York Press, 2007 ISBN: 978-0-7914-7011-4 A multi-disciplinary exploration of China’s first great classical novel, Three Kingdoms, and its influence on Chinese culture. This is the first book-length treatment in English of Three Kingdoms (Sanguo yanyi), often regarded as China’s […]

Red Cliff

Also known as The Battle of Red Cliff and Chi Bi, this is a 2008 epic film based on the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. This film, which is being released in Asia in two parts (the first part was released in July 2008 and the second part in early 2009) and will […]

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