Venue: Serangoon Public Library (Programme Zone), Level 4R of Nex shopping mall.
Nearest MRT station: Serangoon
Speaker: Mr Yang Qinli
Speaker contact number:[masked]
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.
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.