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He simplifies the story in a way that makes it easy to digest and worthwhile to read.
There is a long introduction which references the context of the original work, translations of some terms and even suggestions on how to read the book.
Those who enjoy tales of schemes within plots veiled in subterfuge will love this book.
The Battle of Chibi is a modern translation of selections (310 pages) of the classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms, described by historian Francis Fukuyama in his epic Origins of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Beryl S. Powell
The Battle of Chibi may appear at first to be a daunting read, but it is well worth the effort. The book offers an abridged version of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ubiquitous Bubba
I love that this book is so welcoming to those of us with limited knowledge of Chinese history -- the "Note About Reading This Book" that starts the book is a graceful, opening... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jenni Moreland
Initially, I was skeptical that The Battle of Chibi would be a book I'd actually enjoy. The fact that it requires a "how to read this book"section made me nervous and feel... Read morePublished 18 months ago by R. Bryant
Other reviewers have discussed the plot of "The Battle of Chibi" so I won't reiterate it here. There is a long introduction which references the context of the original work,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Marie-Anne Mancio
The Battle of Chibi (Red Cliffs) - Selections from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms (compiled by Luo Guanzhong), translated by Hock G. Read morePublished 23 months ago by SylvieN
Tjoa whets the appetite for more with this condensation of an epic work on the decline of the Han Dynasty, filled with intrigue, bloody rebellions, mysticism, betrayal, and honor. Read morePublished 24 months ago by L.F.Falconer
I was given a copy of The Battle of Chibi to read for a review. If you're a war/history-buff and have an interest in military strategies, then I'm absolutely Convinced (yes, with a... Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by Lene Krog