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English DefinitionRomance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong 罗贯中, one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature; a fictional account of the Three Kingdoms at the break-up of the Han around 200 AD, consistently portraying Liu Bei's Shu Han 刘备, 蜀汉, 蜀汉 as virtuous heroes and Cao Cao's Wei 曹操, as tyrannical villains
Simplified Script三国演义
Traditional Script三國演義
Pinyinsānguó yǎnyì
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄙㄢ ㄍㄨㄛˊ ㄧㄢˇ ㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)saam1gwok3 jin2ji6
Part of Speech(专有名) proper noun
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三国sānguóThree Kingdoms period (220-280) in Chinese history; several Three Kingdoms periods in Korean history, esp. from 1st century AD to unification under Silla 新罗 in 658
演义yǎnyìto dramatize historical events; novel or play on historical theme

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三国志sānguó zhìHistory of the Three Kingdoms, fourth of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史, composed by Chen Shou 陈寿 in 289 during Jin Dynasty 晋朝, 65 scrolls
三国史记sānguó shǐjìHistory of Three Kingdoms (Korean: Samguk Sagi), the oldest extant Korean history, compiled under Kim Busik 金富轼 in 1145. The three kingdoms are Goguryeo 高句丽, Baekje 百济, Silla 新罗.
三国时代sānguó shídàiThree Kingdoms period after the break-up of the Han (220-280)
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封神演义fēngshén yǎnyìInvestiture of the Gods, major Ming dynasty vernacular novel of mythology and fantasy, very loosely based on King Wu of Zhou's 周武王 overthrow of the Shang, subsequent material for opera, film, TV series, computer games, etc.
隋唐演义suítáng yǎnyìDramatized History of Sui and Tang, novel by Qing dynasty author Chu Renhuo 褚人获
历朝通俗演义lì cháo tōngsú yǎnyìDramatized history of successive dynasties (from Han to Republican China) by Cai Dongfan 蔡东藩
民国通俗演义mínguó tōngsú yǎnyìDramatized history of Republican China until 1927 by Cai Dongfan 蔡东藩, and later chapters by Xu Qinfu 许廑父
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