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Romance of the Three Kingdoms, penned by Luo Guanzong (d. 1400), is one of the Four Classics of Chinese literature. The historical novel chronicles famous battles and intrigues involving three warring states. The work has had an enormous influence on Chinese history and culture. For example, the infamous Cao Cao has become a classic example of a villain in Chinese culture. On the other hand, the story's protagonists have become examples of a classic hero. Three Kingdoms is undoubtedly the most influential literary work in Chinese literature.

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