A Guide to English Language Sources on the Three Kingdoms

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Re: A Guide to English Language Sources on the Three Kingdom

Unread postby Sun Fin » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:25 am

Sounds good WWD! When you've finished can you write me a two or three sentence review I'll add it in? :)
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Re: A Guide to English Language Sources on the Three Kingdom

Unread postby WeiWenDi » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:17 am

Be happy to do it! :)
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Re: A Guide to English Language Sources on the Three Kingdom

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:22 pm

That book sounds awesome WWD
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Re: A Guide to English Language Sources on the Three Kingdom

Unread postby WeiWenDi » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:22 am

Not quite sure what you want to do with this one, Sun Fin. It seems like it would belong either under your Wei Political History heading (albeit tangentially), or possibly under a new Jin Political History heading.

Anyway, here's my abbreviated summary:

WeiWenDi wrote:A deep-reaching, highly-technical biographical treatment of Xun Xu. Sheds a great deal of light not only on the life of one highly-technical, opinionated and obstinately perfectionist Confucian man-of-letters, but also on the entire aesthetic-political-historiographical landscape of the turbulent Three Kingdoms (Cao Wei specifically) and early Jin periods of early-mediaeval China. Stresses both the factional, court-intrigue driven divisions within the Wei and Jin courts; and the purely-intellectual ones that arose from multiple sources - the ferment of the xuanxue and qingtan circles of late Wei, the need to legitimate a new dynasty in Jin, the discovery of the Jizhong texts.


Hope this is helpful, guys!
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Re: A Guide to English Language Sources on the Three Kingdom

Unread postby Sun Fin » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:10 am

Thanks WWD! I'll edit it in when I get home and find my document with all the coding!

I was going to stick it under Wei Political History but I think your right and I'll add a new heading for the Jin. :)
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Re: A Guide to English Language Sources on the Three Kingdom

Unread postby Sun Fin » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:14 pm

Just letting you know I've finally edited the book and your review in to the initial post WWD!
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Re: A Guide to English Language Sources on the Three Kingdom

Unread postby Sun Fin » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:34 pm

Anyone heard of 'Military operations in the Han period' by Michael Loewe?
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Re: A Guide to English Language Sources on the Three Kingdom

Unread postby waywardauthor » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:29 am

Thought I should mention Rafe de Crespigny has produced a new tomb. Fire over Luoyang: A History of the Later Han Dynasty 23-220, it seems to cover the decline and fall of the Han Dynasty leading into his work on Cao Cao, making it something of a prequel.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/9004324917/re ... g=UTF8&me=
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Re: A Guide to English Language Sources on the Three Kingdom

Unread postby waywardauthor » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:31 am

Sun Fin wrote:Anyone heard of 'Military operations in the Han period' by Michael Loewe?

It appears to be a 26 page article from the 1960s, if google books can be trusted.

I'm not sure if they remain in print, but there are a few other books referenced in Google.

Northern Frontier: The Policies and Strategies of the Later Han Empire
Rafe De Crespigny - 630 pages

The records of the Three Kingdoms: a study in the historiography of San-kuo chih
Rafe - 99 pages

Portents of Protest in the Later Han Dynasty:
The Memorials of Hsiang Kai to Emporor Huan in 166 A.D
Rafe - 124 pages
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Re: A Guide to English Language Sources on the Three Kingdom

Unread postby Sun Fin » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:12 pm

Yeah I also recently discovered:

'Lo-Yang in Later Han times' by Hans Bielenstein
'Fires over Luoyang' by Rafe

The more I look the more sources I'm finding :lol:
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