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Romance of the Three Kingdoms
one of the Four Great Classical Novels
Romance of the Three Kingdoms (《三国演义》, sānguó yǎnyì) by Luo Guanzhong (罗贯中, Luó Guànzhōng, 1330-1400) in the 14th century is a Chinese historical novel based upon events at the end of Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms era. It is one of the Four Great Classical Novels (Heroes of the Marshes, Journey to the West and Dream of the Red Chamber) of Chinese literature.

The novel depicts battles and conflicts among the three warring kingdoms of Wei, Shu and Wu, reflecting the governors' cruelty and the common people's misery and their wishes for peace. One of the greatest achievements of the novel is the extreme complexity of its stories and characters. The most popular stories include Battle of Red Cliffs, Oath of the Peach Garden, Three Visits and Borrowing Arrows. The vivid characters include Zhu Geliang, Guan Yu, Zhou Yu, Cao Cao and Liu Bei.

This novel conveys the Confucian values which were prominent at the time it was written. According to Confucian moral standards, loyalty to one's family, friends and superiors were important measures for distinguishing good and bad people. In the novel, characters that were not loyal to the collapsing Han Dynasty are portrayed as bad people.
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