The Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms

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Unread postby Tarrot » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:52 pm

I'm curious, do you happen to have Volume 2 as well? I know in your first post you mentioned up to 245, but from looking over Rafe's sources and comparing to this, I'm wondering if you only had Volume 1, cause Rafe's notes have his stuff going all the day to 265 in 2 volumes. Luckily, I have a copy of the book at kent (and unluckily as I'm no longer a KSU student I can't check it out) I might try to just archive the book via my digi-cam and work from there at a future point.
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Unread postby Sun Fin » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:09 pm

I'd just like to say thakyou for doing this because i've been looking for this infomation for ages :D and do you know where i can get a copy of this in English in book form. Once again congratulations
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Unread postby Zhang Liao17 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:59 am

I went out looking for this book all over the internet last summer but could not find a place to purchase it. So, I decided to check it out through interlibrary loan at my college. Initially, I was going to type it all up and print it as it would be neater and better organized, but I didn't have time. I ended up copying both volumes, but before I had to resort to that I did type a bit of each volume. Gabriel, in his excellent contribution, has already gone a lot further with vol. 1 than I did, but I do have a portion of 2 typed up covering from 246 through 252. I can simply copy and paste it to a thread, but I was thinking it might be better to open a second sticky thread for vol. 2 so as to keep everything in chronological order. I may periodically type up further portions of both volumes as Gabriel had been doing from the copies I made. I haven't made much attempt to change the names of the officers to the more familiar transliteration system as I was in a hurry and I'm not familiar enough with the systems to do so. Admins/Mods let me know if you want to open another thread and also feel free to change the transliterated names if you have time and if I go ahead and begin adding more to this.
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Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:21 pm

Open up a second thread, it will probably get stickied once a few pages are in there
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Re: The Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms

Unread postby vvill79 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:56 pm

My university library (UNSW) had this book as well as several of the de Crespigny books. I used to go in there and randomly read bits n pieces for hours.

Has anyone here seen de Crespigny's Biographical Dictionary of the Later Han 23-220 AD? It was only published last year. I'm curious to see how much Three Kingdoms material it has (I know it has a Cao Cao bio for example, but whatabout say... Jiang Wei?). It costs > $300 tho...

Edit: n/m I just saw the "Unique Bios from Rafe's Tome of Kickass." thread
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Re: The Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms

Unread postby Sun Fin » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:03 pm

Your so lucky! Maybe I should be chosing my university on its libary...... Since I want to do a history degree specialising in Three Kingdoms.
Interested in the history behind the novel? Find a list of english language Three Kingdom sources here.
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Re: The Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms

Unread postby Guan Yan » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:06 am

Me too Fin :D
As for that book, I want it badly and I have heard it has tons of information but the biographies are not extremely detailed in the sence of coversations or events, it is mainly an overall simple but accurate biography of the persons life.
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Re: The Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms

Unread postby Jordan » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:32 pm

A bunch of threads on this forum popped up when Rafe's book was released though. I remember one about Yan Xing, and another about the book itself, etc. It must have had some interesting content in it. :p

On a seperate note, I gotta thank Zhang Liao and Liang Shuo for typing up portions of Chronicles of The Three Kingdoms. It has been tremendously helpful for the community.
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Re: The Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms

Unread postby stud » Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:26 am

very well done!
keep up the good work!
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Re: The Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms

Unread postby silver.nick » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:57 pm

I have a copy of it temporarily, so if I can't get a hold of Liang Shuo, then I am going to take over from where he left off, if no one has any objections. Once I finish (assuming I do before i have to return the book), I also have some guides to the translational differences to help make the names more recognizable, as well as a guide to help turn the ranks into more well-known titles. Are there any objections to this?

Edit: also, it appears that Liang Shuo didn't include the notes (as far as I can see). I found these to be greatly helpful, so I will be adding them to mine at the end of each year, and if time permits, I will also add the ones that he missed (at that time, if any mod would be kind enough to add them to Liang's previous posts for ease of access, that would be much appreciated).
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