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Three Kingdoms

posted May 23, 2011, 11:00 AM by Anthony Tang
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From: <Simon@>
Date: Wed, May 18, 2011 at 4:29 PM
Subject: Serious errors on May 23 & 30, 2011 Issue - "Dr. K's Rx For China" by Ninall Ferguson
To: letters@newsweek.com

The author quoted Dr. Kissinger: "Romance of Three Kingdoms, a 14th -century epic novel set in the so-called Warring States period (475-221 BC.)." Well, no error about Chinese history can be more silly and disrespectful to Chinese anywhere with at least the minimum level of education. The period is simply called "Three Kingdoms (220-280 AD)., 400 years apart from Warring States.

This demonstrates again, vividly, that the American government, as always, subjects itself to a perennial disadvantage while interacting with China or any other non western countries. If the supposedly most respected, knowledgeable, insightful and trail-brazing veteran diploma can be wrong on this most well known story; we should be forgiven to have a less rosy view of the Sino-American "coevolution' that Dr. Kissinger began.