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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 Chinese Lore Podcasts

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    • 4.9 • 569 Ratings

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.

    Announcement: 10 Years of Podcasting

    Announcement: 10 Years of Podcasting

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    Announcement: ”Investiture of the Gods” Launched

    Announcement: ”Investiture of the Gods” Launched

    Hi everyone. I want to let you know that I have posted the first episodes of Investiture of the Gods on the Chinese Lore Podcast. If you are not yet subscribed to that show, go to chineselore.com. You will find links to the show on various podcast platforms and on YouTube, as well as links to find me on social media and to review and support the show. If you like the podcast, a five-star rating on Apple Podcasts would be much appreciated. As always, thanks for listening!

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    Announcement: May 24 Live Interview

    Announcement: May 24 Live Interview

    Hi everyone. I want to let you know that on May 24, I will be part of a panel of Asian podcasters on Podbean’s Storytelling Podcast Week Live show. It’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and this live show will be highlighting AAPI podcasters. We will be discussing our podcasts, the stories behind our stories, and our experiences as podcasters. I’m looking forward to it, and I hope you will tune in as well. The show will be live on May 24 at 3 p.m. eastern time. I have included the registration link with this announcement on my podcasts’ websites, outlawsofthemarsh.com and 3kingdomspodcast.com. See you there!

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    Announcement: Interview on Asian Fantasy Fiction Podcast

    Announcement: Interview on Asian Fantasy Fiction Podcast

    Check out my recent conversation with Jeremy Bai, a translator and writer focusing on Chinese fantasy genres.

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    Announcement: 2 Podcast Interviews

    Announcement: 2 Podcast Interviews

    I recently did two interviews on other podcasts. The first is the Mandarin Slang Guide podcast, where we talked about some common Chinese expressions that had their roots in the characters and stories of the Three Kingdoms era. The second one is Journey to the West: The Podcast, where we had a long chat about classic Chinese novels and their cultural significance, including the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Water Margin, and of course, Journey to the West. Have a listen, and also check out the other episodes on those podcasts, too. If you like what I'm doing, you might be interested in those shows as well.

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    Announcement: Ask Me Anything on Dec. 16

    Announcement: Ask Me Anything on Dec. 16

    If you have questions about the how's and why's of this podcast, or my thoughts on podcasting in general, post them at the Ask Me Anything hosted by WhatPods on December 16 at https://whatpods.com/show-development/ama/john-zhu.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
569 Ratings

569 Ratings

Historical insomniac ,

Wow. What a wonderful, charming gift to listeners!

Daunted by the size, sweep and reputation of RotTK, I have wondered what it was all about. Watched a few Chinese action movies like Red Cliffs to dip a toe in but never cracked the book. This kind soul has made the story irresistible. He gives an excellent digest of the action chapter by chapter with informative asides to clarify parts I’d have skipped over. (All Chinese literature is dense with classical references and earlier history.) Best of all, I enjoy his ‘personable nerd’approach. He's obviously a sharp guy but like the best smarties, a modest guy who makes his love for the subject approachable with a delightful sense of humor. Thank you, John.

Need a hint so here's a rate ,

Better late than never

I discovered this podcast on a whim, a few years after its completion. I like most I imagine being a fan of the dynasty warriors, games, which, in turn, led me to consume all other three kingdoms related products, including the novel itself. this podcast still gave me a wonderful and new insight into the contents of this historical period and the novel and I greatly appreciate it from a history perspective, culture perspective, etc.. I would highly recommend anyone to this podcast and the source material

TheyCallMe.E ,

Dynasty Warriors!

Dynasty Warriors game is what brought me here… the well done quality and highly knowledgeable content is what made me stay. Truly one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to.

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