Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Romance of the Three Kingdoms , written by Lu Gunzhōng in the 14th century, is a Chinese historical novel based upon events in the turbulent years near the end of the Han Dynasty, and the Three Kingdoms period (220-280).

There is one direct reference to go in this book, where Guan Yu, unanesthetized, receives an operation on his arm from Hua Tuo while simultaneously playing a game with Ma Liang. One of the characters, Sun Ce, is said to be playing black in the Wu Diagrams.

You can find an online english translation of the book at [ext] ; an lots of informations about it at wikipedia : [ext]

DrStraw: You can also find more information about this book and the game referenced above in the book "A Journey in Search of The Origins of Go"

A quick, simplified story with a great map of the Three Kingdoms is also available here: [ext]

Romance of the Three Kingdoms last edited by on September 15, 2016 - 02:49
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