Romance of Three Kingdoms (Sānguó Yǎnyì 三国演义)|Sānguó Yǎnyì 三国演义 (Romance of Three Kingdoms)
Romance of Three Kingdoms is one of the four classic fictions and the first chaptered novel of ancient China. Based on the efforts of historians, storytellers, and dramatists, it gives a vivid account of the saga of the rise and fall of the kingdoms of Wei ?, Shu ?, and Wu ? between 169 and 280 CE. Its influence on the Chinese psyche and culture is profound and far-reaching.