Recent Book

Check out the article below. I did copy it from, but feel free to go there and see the book they’re discussing. How cool is it that there’s a PROVERB based on my source material? LOL Seriously, I WANT this book. I wonder if it’s published in English? hmmm., here I come!

Exploration of the `Romance of Three Kingdoms’
[by] Heo Woo-beom; Sungandang Company; 520 pp., 19,800 won
“Don’t talk to a person who hasn’t read Romance of the Three Kingdoms three times,” a Korean proverb says, showing the timeless popularity of the Chinese historical novel. Many readers might be overwhelmed by the heroic activities of the protagonists in the Chinese classic piece.In “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” fictional imagination was added to historical events in the period around the end of the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms era of China, reflecting Sino-centrism in which numerous characters appear in historical spots.To better understand the classic stories and explore the locations that appeared in the novel, the author embarked on a trip to China in 2002. The book is based on the author’s experiences over seven years and is the first of its kind to introduce the historical places connected to the novel’s stories.It also contains colorful photos of the locations taken by the author and explains the scenes of the novel in detail.The book is not only a good guide to the historical locations but also shows thorough academic research on Chinese history.-Chung Ah-young




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5 Responses to “Recent Book”

  1. TK Richardson says:

    This sounds so interesting! I'd love to get it, too. 🙂

  2. Jeannie Lin says:

    Cool! There's also another saying, probaby not as old, that goes something like how the older generation shouldn't read Romance of the Three Kingdoms and the younger generation shouldn't read Water Margin.

  3. Samantha Elliott says:

    That's pretty cool! Just goes to show the far reaches of great literature!

  4. Victoria Dixon says:

    That's a weird proverb, Jeannie! What is it meant to imply? I've read them both (at least most of Water Margin) and I'm not following the proverb's meaning. Of course, I'm also leaning to one side with drool on my hand. Maybe I should sleep….
    Thanks for dropping in, Sam! It's great to hear from folks halfway around the world. ;D How is teaching in Korea?
    BTW, I DID try to find this book on Amazon. No such luck. 🙁 I suspect they don't see enough of a market for it here in the states.

  5. TK Richardson says:

    Hi Victoria, I have a little something for you over on my blog. =)

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