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Three Kingdoms 

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Long story of the rivalry, intrigues and wars of the late Eastern Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period. Based on the classical Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms and other related sources.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Hewei Yu Hewei Yu ...  Liu Bei 63 episodes
Yi Lu ...  Zhuge Liang 50 episodes
Kai Kang Kai Kang ...  Zhang Fei 47 episodes
Jianbin Chen ...  Cao Cao 46 episodes
Rongguang Yu ...  Guan Yu 43 episodes
Yuan Nie ...  Zhao Yun 35 episodes
Bo Zhang ...  Sun Quan 30 episodes
Guang Yang Guang Yang ...  Cao Ren 28 episodes
Dahong Ni ...  Sima Yi 27 episodes
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Three Kingdoms is a Chinese television series based on the events in the late Eastern Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period. The plot is based on Luo Guanzhong's classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the historical text Records of the Three Kingdoms, and other related stories. Written by ZAHI

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Official Sites:

Official site [China]

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China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

2 May 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Tan Tam Quoc See more »

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CNY150,000,000 (estimated)
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Zhuge Liang's servant: [speaking to important people visiting Zhuge Liang]
Zhuge Liang's servant: Zhuge Liang knew that important people might come visit him today, therefore he travelled far away.
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Remake of The Romance of Three Kingdoms (1995) See more »

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Authenticity?
20 January 2014 | by Hugh SullivanSee all my reviews

They say that this show lacks authenticity.

They say that it should not really have women actors, because the source material has very few women. They say that the 1995 version is better. They are wrong and misguided. This period in Chinese history (220–280 AD) is rich in material, and the series is based on Luo Guanzhong's 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms'. It's NOT the authoritative historical record. That is Chen Shou's 'Records of the Three Kingdoms'. So we're not dealing with history, really. We're dealing with a very popular account of that time. The complainers are just married to the first version they saw. Not to actual history.

What is so interesting about this is that it's about military and political strategy. The Han dynasty had a crisis in leadership and the warring factions do battle. The clever ones survive. Everyone uses some form of strategy to get what they want. It's very much 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu and 'The Prince' by Machiavelli.


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