SanGuoHQ is a website documenting all things related to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. You will find an online version of the actual book, spin-off games (such as Dynasty Warriors), television, movies, anime, manga and various notes and resources related to the Three Kingdoms.
(If you are looking for info on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms video game series, please click here instead) Read the English translation by C.H. Brewitt-Taylor online or buy a hardcopy from Amazon The Romance of the Three Kingdoms is one of the four great classics of Chinese literature. It is a historical novel written by Luo Guan Zhong (1330 – 1400) based on the events of the Three Kingdoms period (AD 220–280) of China. While it is based on historical events, the Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a work of fiction (unlike the Record of the Three Kingdoms) and includes fictional characters and plotlines on top of the dramatized historical figures and events. The book itself consists of 120 chapters with over 800,000 words and nearly a thousand historical and fictional characters. It is sometimes described as the Iliad of Chinese literature. There are various English translations of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms but the most complete translation which includes maps and other supplementary materials is the one by Moss Roberts.
Popular Media Related to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms
The video games
The Romance of the Three Kingdoms can also refer to a video game series with the same name. For a full list of related games, please click here. Some of the more popular games include:
- Dynasty Warriors 8
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms 12
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms 11
The card game
San Guo Sha is a popular card game featuring characters from on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms such as Cao Cao, Lu Bu, Guan Yu and many others. For more information on San Guo Sha, please click here.
For a full list of movies related to the three kingdoms, please see this page. Some of the more recent films include:
- The Assassins (2012)
- The Lost Bladesman (2011)
- Red Cliff (2008)
- Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Anime & Manga
The Romance of the Three Kingdoms has also been popularized in manga and anime. Here are some of them (click here for the full list):
- Soten Koro
For a list of tv shows and in-depth information related to The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, please click here. Some of the more recent ones include:
- Three Kingdoms RPG (2012)