Encyclopedia: Luo Ben

Luo Ben (Guanzhong); Lo Pên (Kuan-chung); 羅本 (貫中)

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Luo Ben (Guanzhong) 羅本 (貫中)

Lived: AD c.1300–1400

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Better known as Luo Guanzhong. Credited for having authored the Sanguo yanyi.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Lo Pên (Kuan-chung)
Simplified Chinese: 罗本 (贯中)
Cantonese (Yale): Lo Bun (Gun-jung)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Lo Bun (Gun-zung)
Min-Nan: Lo Pun (Kuan-chung)

Name Notes: In discussion and reference his style name is nearly always used, hence ‘Luo Guanzhong’.

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • In debate Luo Guanzhong is often criticized for fictional content and bias found in his great work, Sanguo yanyi. Unfortunately this fails to take into account the pre-existing mythology that played a defining role in the novel, and the many political (and pro-Shu) modifications made to his original text by the Mao brothers.

Search Results

Concerning Lou Guanzhong’s Novel
Date: 07/10     Replies: 12
Be Nice to Lou Guanzhong
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Luo Guanzhong As a Writer
Date: 10/04     Replies: 12
Was Luo Guanzhong a Shu-ist?
Date: 10/04     Replies: 44
Luo Guanzhong and Han Nationalism
Date: 07/02     Replies: 14

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May 13, 2014