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Unread postby Stuart » Tue Apr 01, 2003 6:11 pm

I've been compliling the Cao family tree and i was wondering if you could help me fit a few of them in. Who were the parents Of Cao Xiu and Cao Huan
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Unread postby Han Xin » Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:48 pm

Ender wrote:Alright, what were the actual times of the different watches?

Ex: "The two men continued talking until the fifth watch; then they departed."

What time was the fifth watch? Was it Midnight, 1am, 2am?


A "Watch" is a chinese term for the hours of darkness (night). 1 Day consist of 5 Watchs and 7 shi (maybe wrong pinyin), the "1st Watch" is 7PM to 9PM, "2nd Watch" from 9PM to 11PM, "3rd Watch" from 11PM to 1AM, "4th Watch" from 1AM to 3AM, "5th Watch" is from 3AM to 5AM.
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Unread postby TheGreatNads » Fri Apr 04, 2003 4:00 am

Are Fei Yi and Fei Wei the same person?
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Unread postby Han Xin » Fri Apr 04, 2003 10:17 am

TheGreatNads wrote:Are Fei Yi and Fei Wei the same person?


Yes, they were the same person. From what I know the both the Yi in Sima Yi and Fei Yi, although does not write the same in chinese script, but it had similar meaning and its pronounce similarly. So Chen Shou fearing that he might offend the "hui" or personal name of Sima Yi, he change Fei Yi's name.
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Unread postby Rooney » Sat Apr 05, 2003 12:04 pm

I thought most of the books follow san guo yan yi story(novel)?Where can i get information about san guo zhi(history)?
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Unread postby Sam » Sat Apr 05, 2003 12:38 pm

Zheng Wuji wrote:I thought most of the books follow san guo yan yi story(novel)?Where can i get information about san guo zhi(history)?


Try going to http://kongming.net/novel/bios/type.php#sgz
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Unread postby Rooney » Sat Apr 05, 2003 1:05 pm

Is there a big difference between the two?
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Unread postby Sam » Sat Apr 05, 2003 1:20 pm

Zheng Wuji wrote:Is there a big difference between the two?


It's a significant difference.
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Unread postby Rooney » Sat Apr 05, 2003 4:46 pm

But this way,would't those who read san guo yan yi confuse it with san guo zhi?
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Unread postby jiuwan » Sat Apr 05, 2003 7:07 pm

Zheng Wuji wrote:But this way,would't those who read san guo yan yi confuse it with san guo zhi?


Yes there will be some confusion in reading the two. The important thing to remember is that those that read SGYY - is that it's a novel written by Luo Guan Zhong inthe Ming dynasty. The novel is about 70% historical derived from historical facts and 30% fiction used to move the story along and make it more fascinating.

Those that read SGZ is reading the more accurate historical documentation (about 95%historical fact) written by Chen Shou during the Jin dynasty (Late Three Kindoms period).

No matter which version you read you will come upon some biased oppinons by each author. So it's up to the reader to decide which is the more accurate information presented. Usually SGZ is the <b>more</b> accurate according to history. There's some cross referencing to be done. There's also other books that can be used for reference : Hou Han Shu, Pei's annotations, ZZTJ. So there will be some confusion.
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