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Unread postby Zhao_Yun_Zilong » Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:03 pm

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Zhao_Yun_Zilong wrote:I wish someone would do a new translation of Feng Shen Yan Yi.

There *is* a translation of that book?! :shock:

Yes, but I hear it's a poor one.
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Unread postby Lady Wu » Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:21 pm

*sigh*... it's one of those untranslatable books. I wouldn't do it, not even if I get a lot of money for it. I have no idea how to make things come out not sounding incredibly cheesy.

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Unread postby Subotai » Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:51 pm

any Edgar Snow fans?
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Unread postby Pride of Xi Liang » Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:40 am

Did Cao Cao ever write any strategy books. If so are they still around and what ever happened to the manual Zhuge Liang gave to Jiang Wei.
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Unread postby yoshitsune » Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:03 pm

According to the novel, he did write something called Mengde Xinshu - (The new "millitary" book of Mende). However when YangXiu presented it to ZhangSong to have a look, ZhangSong memorised the book after glancing it once, and CaoCao burnt the book thinking someone else has written it beforehand. Whether other copies remained I'm not sure.

Historically though, CaoCao is one of the greatest contributor to the compile of the Art Of War. After Warring states period in China the Art Of War was scattered and there existed many different versions of them. CaoCao gathered them all and complied it to the "Art of War" that we have now, adding his own interpretations.

One other mention, CaoCao, CaoPi, and CaoZhi is the 3 Caos who also has a very high standing in Chinese literature history. I'm not too sure of the details, so please check it out and fill me in.

Pride of Xi Liang wrote:Did Cao Cao ever write any strategy books. If so are they still around and what ever happened to the manual Zhuge Liang gave to Jiang Wei.
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Unread postby Pride of Xi Liang » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:48 pm

thanks, but still what happened to the manuals Zhuge liang gave to Jiang Wei?
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Unread postby Pride of Xi Liang » Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:54 am

I hve that answer please disregaurd
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Unread postby Josh » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:07 am

About the Book of Changes. Can you buy it in like a bookstore? and if you can what genre would you look under? That is if they sell good translated copies of the Book of Changes. I was thinking about going to Barnes and Noble to check it out but I wanted to check in with you guys first. While still on that topic is the Book of Changes only diagrams or do they come with explanations?
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Unread postby Xu Yuan » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:32 pm

Anyone ever read Cao Zhi: Life of a Princely Poet?
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Unread postby Sang » Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:19 am

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IsbenFaith wrote:I was flipping through a World Literature anthology and I found "Letter in Reply to Jen An". It says the author is Ssu-ma Ch'ien. Is this the same author as Historical Records?

Yes. He's the one. (I'm surprised that letter made it in an English anthology!)
Wait! I thought its “Ren An”. Is it the same person? That name is in “Records of the Grand Historian: Qin Dynasty”. Or is it the different guy?
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