Romance of the Three Kingdoms Timeline

A timeline of events in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, as well as some major preceding events to give context to historical references in the novel

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Main Sources:, Wikipedia, Baidu

This timeline will be updated as the podcast progresses. If you just can’t wait, you can check out the chronology on the excellent Kong Ming’s Archives website, the information from which serves as the backbone of this timeline. Remember that this is a timeline of events from the novel, not actual history.

By the way, if you want to build a timeline like this, this was created using Timeline JS from the Knight Lab, a fabulous and easy-to-use tool.