List of Fictitious Stories in Romance of The Three Kingdoms

List Of Fictitious Stories In Romance Of The Three Kingdoms

The following is a chronologically arranged list of fictitious stories in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Although the novel is a romanticised retelling of the history of the late Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms period, due to its widespread popularity, many people falsely believe it to a real account of the events that happened during that era. Some historians have also used the novel as a source to study the history of the late Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms period, regardless of factual basis. The authoritative source for the history of the Three Kingdoms is Records of the Three Kingdoms, a historical text written by Chen Shou, which includes annotations by Pei Songzhi from other historical texts such as Weilue and Jiangbiao Zhuan (江表傳). Other historical sources covering the history of that period include the Book of the Later Han and the Book of Jin. Since Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a historical novel, many stories in it are either fictitious or based on folktales and historical incidents that happened in other periods of Chinese history. What follows is an incomplete list of the better known fictitious stories in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, each with accompanying text that explains the differences between the story and historical accounts.

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