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Battle At the Red Cliff

Battle At the Red Cliff

Battle At the Red Cliff


Time: the third century Ad. The once-flourishing Han Empire has collapsed in the face of raging peasants rebellions. Warlords fight endlessly. Among them are three camps - the armies of overlord Cao Cao (Wei), imperial heir Liu Bei (Shu) and daring young Sun Quan (Wu). The scene is set for an intriguing era of turmoil - the Three Kingdoms (AD 220-280). These military giants wage an epic battle for territory and power, to be China's ultimate leader. The rivalry climaxes with the famed Battle of Red Cliff; a tiny force defeats huge numbers with brilliant strategy by a master tactician, laying the foundations for the three kingdoms that later arise.

In the Battle of the Red Cliff : A Guide to 'Three Kingdoms', respected author Li Lienfung imaginatively re-enacts Luo Guanzhong's semi-factual Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Key episodes (many adapted as operas) are described and analysed - not always conventionally - to reveal the strengths and flaws of each protagonist. Displaying her outstanding knowledge of Chinese literature, history and culture, she discusses little-known facts and the origins of many Chinese sayings, and offers fascinating insights, reconstructing a bygone age of heroes as never seen before, in the hope of inspiring readers to discover for themselves the incomparable colour of the original book.

Weight 0.41 grams
Author Li Lienfung
ISBN 978.981.248.029.3
Size 227mm x 152mm
Extent 160pp
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Illustrated or Black & White Black & White text only
Language English
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