AMONG HEROES, LU BU
TALES FROM LUO GAUNZHONG'S
ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS

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Among Heroes, Lu Bu Tales from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Among Heroes, Lu Bu; Among Horses, Red Hare

The Han Empire is falling. Mighty warlords raise up, vying for control to claim the ultimate glory of establishing China’s next great dynasty. It is a time of cunning villains and great heroes, of beautiful temptresses and brutal tyrants. One man stands above them all—Lu Bu, the mighty warrior, riding on Red Hare, the horse of legend that can run a thousand li. All who challenge him on the battlefield fall before his great halberd; his mighty bow has ended wars with a single shot. But will his might and courage alone be enough to win an empire and determine the future of all China?

Romance of the Three Kingdoms is contributed to Luo Guanzhong in the Ming dynasty, and it has been a literary treasure to China for over 600 years. This historical epic is brought to vibrant life, so that you may enjoy the stories through the perspective of the original 14th century audience. This series is extracted from the full text edition translated by C. H. Brewitt-Taylor with modern Chinese spellings, augmented with over 200 historical illustrations, deep-dive commentaries, maps, and timelines to help the reader immerse themselves into the chaos of 2nd century China in the Age of Heroes of the Later Han and the Three Kingdoms period.

A LOOK inside THE Book: Illustrations

A LOOK inside THE Book: Maps

A LOOK inside THE Book: RESEARCH

Among Heroes, Lu Bu; Among Horses, Red Hare The Han Empire is falling. Mighty warlords raise up, vying for control to claim …

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Library of Congress Part ofLot 13301 (317)Prints and Photographs Division (883,225)Library of Congress Online Catalog (1,114,122) FormatPhoto, Print, Drawing Dates1860 LanguageEnglish SubjectsArmyCartes …

The Yellow Scarves Rebellion (184 AD) is the introductory event to the epic of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms and the …

Lifespan: (?-199), given that he was considered by the 38 year old Liu Bei as “older brother,” he was probably mid-to-late forties …

Lifespan: (161-223), died at age 62.  Age 28 when Dong Zhuo seized the Imperial government (189).  Age 35 when Cao Cao seized …

Lifespan: (155-220), died at age 65.  Age 34 when Dong Zhuo seized the Imperial government (189).  Age 41 when he seized the …

An illustration of Cao Cao in the Sancai Tuhui by Wang Qi (Wang c. 1607). Sources: Wang Qi (c. 1607).  A Ming …

An illustration of Liu Bei, the Emperor of Shu Han (Tang dynasty painting by Yan Liben) from the Thirteen Emperors Scroll (Yan …

Lifespan: (182-252), died at age 70.   Age 7 when Dong Zhuo seized the Imperial government (189).   Age 14 when Cao Cao seized …

An illustration of Sun Quan, the Emperor of Wu (Tang dynasty painting by Yan Liben) from the Thirteen Emperors Scroll (Yan c. …

An illustration of Lu Bu from a 19th century Qing Dynasty edition of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Zengxiang Quantu Sanguo …

This painting shows scenes from a decisive battle in the war between the Jin and the Song Dynasty.  Yue Fei, a Song …

The “Tale of the Peach-Blossom Land” (Chinese: 桃花源記; pinyin: Taohuayuan Ji) is set during the reign of Emperor Xiaowu of the Eastern …

The subject of this painting is a fierce, stalemate battle between two of the future Five Tiger Generals of the Shu Han, …

A large covered bridge in China.  The author labeled it as the Chengyang Bridge, but this is not the case.  Chengyang is …

This painting shows a battle scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdom.  In the Battle of Changban, the general Zhao Yun …

Map showing the major warlords of the Han dynasty in the 190s AD, including the territories controlled by Lu Bu (on the …

An illustration of Cao Pi, the Emperor Wen of Wei (Tang dynasty painting by Yan Liben) from the Thirteen Emperors Scroll (Yan …

The provinces of the Three Kingdoms realm.  Traditionally, there were Nine Provinces (zhou): Qing, Yan, Yu, Yang, Jing, Liang, Yi, Ji, and …

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Eunuchs have a long and turbulent history in the Imperial governments of China.  They were generally the only men other than the …

First Tier Ranks— As mentioned in chapter 1, the role of Imperial Guardian was the highest civil office at this time with …

Lifespan: (155-191), died at age 36.  Age 34 when Dong Zhuo seized the Imperial government (189). Birth/Death place: born in Fuchun (modern …

Illustration of Sun Jian from a 19th century Qing Dynasty edition of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Zengxiang Quantu Sanguo Yanyi …

Lifespan: (174-200), died at age 26.  Age 15 when Dong Zhuo seized the Imperial government (189).  Age 22 when Cao Cao seized …

Illustration of Sun Ce from a 19th century Qing Dynasty edition of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Zengxiang Quantu Sanguo Yanyi …

Lifespan: (?-192), given that his mother was murdered at age 90 when he was assassinated, she probably was no older than 30 …

A portrait of Dong Zhuo from a 19th century Qing Dynasty edition of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Zengxiang Quantu Sanguo …

There is no historical record of any engagement taking place at Tiger Trap Pass during this period and Si River Pass does …

In the earlier part of this chapter, Cao Cao transferred the seat of the Emperor Xian to his own residence in Xuchang …

Picture of Royal Eunuchs in the Qing Dynasty Imperial Court. This picture was taken before 1908. The picture’s caption reads: “In solemn …

A portrait of Cao Hong from a 19th century Qing Dynasty edition of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Zengxiang Quantu Sanguo …

A portrait of Cao Hong from a 19th century Qing Dynasty edition of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Zengxiang Quantu Sanguo …

A portrait of Chen Gong from a 19th century Qing Dynasty edition of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Zengxiang Quantu Sanguo …