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A retelling of the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms in a way that’s more accessible to a Western audience. See 3kingdomspodcast.com for more.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast John Zhu

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A retelling of the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms in a way that’s more accessible to a Western audience. See 3kingdomspodcast.com for more.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
341 Ratings

341 Ratings

cauldrondweller ,

Epic view of the East

What a great way to dive into Chinese culture and history! A truly masterful presentation!

J Quan (Guan) ,

Great narrative for the epic novel.

As a youngster growing up in China, Three Kingdoms was one my favorite stories. I read many of the illustrated comics and watched films based on the novel. Also listened radio drama which is similar to this podcast. With great difficulty, I did attempt to the the original novel in Chinese text. The English translation was also difficult to follow, specially with character names that similar sounding names. Geography names were tough as well.

John Zhu has done a great job in delivering the major plot lines and characters while reducing confusion by summarizing tangents and minor characters. The background explanations and supplemental content provides excellent context. Thank you for this labor of love.

Sole O ,

Truly amazing

I came here because of my interest as a kid in the Dynasty Warriors series and the newly released Total War: Three Kingdoms. The story was even more amazing than I ever thought and the storytelling in this podcast was phenomenal. Looking forward to the next chapter in John’s podcast journey!

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