Romance of the Three Kingdoms is one of the four great novels of ancient China written in the middle of XVIII century. It is considered a masterpiece of Chinese literature.
The story is focused in Chinese politics and diplomatic conflicts of ancient China. This book is a short version of the original novel and contains 21 stories with approximately 3000 characters. Each of the narrations uses the characters of HSK 5 exam, so this reading is a great method to practice for the exam.
Each of the stories contains an introduction written in English to make easier the whole understanding of the texts.
All stories contain pinyin.
The book also includes a card to hide pinyin, so that readers have to read only Chinese characters.
This collection contains other classics from Chinese literature such as: Journey to the West, A Dream of Red Mansions, Spring, Autumn, The besieged City or Family.
Description by the publisher:
One of the four classic novels of ancient China, Romance of the Three Kingdoms recounts the political rows, warfare and diplomatic interactions between the three states of Wei, Shu and Wu. Many great heroes who have become household names in China are vividly depicted in the novel.
This book is an abridged version of the novel and contain 21 stories that are each approximately 3,000 characters in length or shorter. All the stories are limited to the 2,500 characters required by HSK Level 5. By reading the classics, Chinese language learners can further improve their reading ability and get a better understanding of Chinese culture. In this book, each story is annotated with pinyin. A "pinyin-invisible card" is provided so that readers who want to read the stories without referring to pinyin can cover it.