Introduction to the history of the three kingdoms

Venue: Serangoon Public Library (Programme Zone), Level 4R of Nex shopping mall.

Nearest MRT station: Serangoon

Language: English

Speaker: Mr Yang Qinli

Speaker contact number:[masked]

Overview:

My first exposure to Chinese history is through the Romance of the three kingdoms. A historical fiction based on the period of war and strife after the collapse of Eastern Han, the fascinating tale continued to enthralled its readers for many years to come.

For enthusiastic players of San Guo Sha, the talk is not to be missed.

For part 1, I shall give a overall development of events before focusing on each kingdom.

Contents

Collapse of the Han government and the Yellow Turban rebellion

The sacking of the capital by Dong Zhou

The rise of Cao Cao, Liu Bei and Sun Quan.

The Long Zhong Plan

Much emphasis of the talk is focused on the Long Zhong Plan. This ingenius plan by Zhuge Liang led to the tripartite division of China. Yet, the plan has been debated and questioned among the modern scholars on its practicality. Some scholars believed that the Long Zhong plan led to the fall of Liu Bei. Attend the talk to find out what the scholars have discussed.

Some things to note:

1)The library is rather cold. Bring a jacket or thick clothings.

2) Please update your RSVP. Only reply "yes", if you are seriously showing up. Put yourself in the shoe of the speaker. It's quite demoralising for the speaker to see 30 "yes" but only 10 showed up. Also, the library will prepare refreshment accordingly to the expected number of participants. Its not nice to see the food wasted.

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  • Irene F.

    Was a great eye opener for me about the three kingdoms! Thank you very much!

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Hwee H.

    Hi Qinli, it was my first time attending your meetup. Your sharing is content-rich. The group discussion is useful for further sharing & networking & your choice of the discussion topic was well thought out & definitely not incidental. Thank you very much & I look forward to joining all of you again!

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Joyce S.

    Thank you for your insightful talk. It was really very interesting and I look forward to the next session.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Sandra

    Hi Qinli, Thank for the effort. This is a very good talk and esp. the insightful discussion on Long Zhong dialogue. Keep up the good work.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Miu L.

    Thanks for the meet-up! Awesome!

    1 · October 19, 2013

    • David L.

      Going to the next history talk on dec 14?

      1 · October 20, 2013

  • Soh

    Very good!!!

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Emily W.

    Insightful!

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Hwee H.

    Hi Qinli, I am on the way to your place now. My next event is a bit more special because it is the musical production of the Hall I stayed when at NUS, and going with one of the hosting VIPs, so cannot be late. Therefore I seek your kind understanding that I have to leave at 5+. Thanks for replying my message & i will try to stay throughout for your future events.

    1 · October 19, 2013

    • David L.

      Your analysis about the current China government system during the talk just now, is relevant. Thank you for your sharing.

      1 · October 19, 2013

  • David L.

    The introduction to the 3 kingdoms was a very interesting talk by our friendly speaker, Qinli. I enjoyed it a lot. I will attend the next talk. I hope to see you guys soon.

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Jimmy T.

    Sorry, I fell sick and couldn't make it.

    October 19, 2013

  • Huang P.

    I can't make it tomorrow. So sorry..

    October 18, 2013

  • Clay B.

    Would like to go, but school play is at 4p! Just showed 2010 Three Kingdoms drama episodes from Youtube in my Asian Lit class today. Kids loved it. http://www.youtube.com/playlist...­

    October 18, 2013

  • Janice O.

    Hi Qinli, like Hwee Hoon, i have dinner appointment and.need to leave by 5.30pm.

    October 18, 2013

  • Joan Z.

    Ok, last min cant go, you all can take up my place

    October 18, 2013

  • Hwee H.

    Dear Qinli, this whole event ends at 6pm? Or is the refreshment break at the end? I'm asking because I need to plan for my next event that evening. Many thanks.

    October 18, 2013

  • Yang Q.

    I opened up 20 vacancies.

    August 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      can i bring a +1? is it still on waiting list?

      October 17, 2013

    • Yang Q.

      You are on the main list. System does not allow you to include additional guest under waiting list. Thanks for notifying and It is alright that you just bring your friend along.

      October 17, 2013

  • Rachael

    Hi

    October 16, 2013

  • Jean T.

    Hi, is this event full, meaning I can No longer register with my friends. Thanks.

    1 · October 13, 2013

    • Dafydd G.

      Hi Jean, I will be coming back from KL that day and the timing is tight, so just in case there is no time, I'll take myself off the list so you can possibly attend

      October 14, 2013

    • Yang Q.

      Waiting list is up and running. Please insert your name into the waiting list. I can have an estimate of turn out on that day. You still can attend if there is no further drop out from the main list.

      October 16, 2013

  • Miu L.

    Hi Qing Li,
    Ill just join in, hope that there's space to squeeze in..

    October 14, 2013

    • Yang Q.

      Can you insert your name into waiting list? I can have an estimate of total turn out then. Thanks!

      October 16, 2013

  • Huibing

    Hi all.. would love to join but I don't think I can make it. Already have an appointment in the afternoon. Would be great if you guys can organize something similar again in the future!

    October 15, 2013

  • Joyce S.

    Yes, coming. Thanks

    October 13, 2013

  • Yang Q.

    Understand that registration is full. Will open a waiting list soon. I expect some not to show up even though they reply yes.

    1 · October 13, 2013

    • Yang Q.

      To add on, do still attend if you are genuinely interested despite the full registration.

      1 · October 13, 2013

  • Emily W.

    Looking forward to this talk. Maybe can suggest a reading list for the history lovers. For the meet-up group, maybe future overseas trips to China- ancient capitals like Xi'an in the pipeline and Chinese culinary outings locally or Chinese tea appreciation. How the palace people wined and dined. Suggestions. Would be great to find like-minded people to discover more of China.

    July 26, 2013

    • Jimmy T.

      I would be particularly interested in going for historical trips in China.

      August 27, 2013

    • Effie

      Good idea! I want to go Xi'an, Dunhuang, Xinjiang, and many more places in China. Look forward to meeting like-minded pple.

      1 · September 12, 2013

  • Joe

    Look for to learning more about magical china!!

    August 31, 2013

  • Patrick L.

    Jingzhou in Hubei is worth the trip! Just 90 minutes now by express train from Wuhan! A few years ago this trip was 3 hours by bus from Wuhan- but China has really built up their rail system in the past few years. There's the famous wall around the city, plus Guan Yu's governor's house (It's probably rebuilt- but I hear it's on the same location)- now preserved as a museum.

    August 29, 2013

  • Emily W.

    As a lady,may i suggest that it migt be quite interesting to entice new fans to ancient Chinese history from the fashion point of movie? 'Fashion through the centuries in ancient China from......dynasty to....dynastry'. Fashion of the nobility and the common man( from children to the elderly). Can suggest a movie/ dvd list that correspond with the costumes.

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • Emily W.

    This is my first Ancient Chinese History Meet-up. I like Chinese history and all the historical chinese movies especially on Zhu Ge Liang and Cao Cao. I am also fascinated by the reign of the reign of the only Chinese Empress Wu Ze Tian. There was a Cantonese hk television.series. Maybe future talks one of the topics can be on her Wu Ze Tian? We could haveva Chinese movie marathon too featuring the most infamous ancient Chinese figures. There can also be talks on the legendery ancient Chinese beauties Concubine Yang, Diao Can etv

    July 26, 2013

  • Patrick L.

    Awesome!

    June 23, 2013

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