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The following is a list of abbreviations which are commonly found in Three Kingdoms related books, articles, reviews and other media and also the internet (such as forums and fan-sites)

CEdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
CTS Chiu Tang shu 舊唐書 Old Book of Tang or Old History of Tang Wade-Giles Romanization of 舊唐書. The (modern) Hanyu Pinyin Romanization is Jiu Tang shu.

DEdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
DGHJ Dongguan Han ji 東觀漢記 Records of Han from the Eastern Pavilion

FEdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
FSTY Fengsu tongyi 風俗通義 A Compendium of Popular Customs

HEdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
HHJ Hou Han ji 後漢紀 Annals of the Later Han
HHS Hou Han shu 後漢書 History of the Later Han
HHSJJ Hou Han shu jijie 後漢書集解 History of the Later Han with collected explanations
HS Han shu 漢書 History of Han
HYGZ Huoyang guo zhi 華陽國志 Records of the Countries to the South of Mt. Hua


JEdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
JS Jin shu 晉書 History of Jin
JTS Jiu Tang shu 舊唐書 Old History of Tang

LEdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
LGZ Luo Guanzhong 羅貫中 Luo Guanzhong was the author of Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

PEdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
PC Pei's commentary Used to indicate Pei Songzhi's commentary to Records of the Three Kingdoms.
PH Pinghua 評話 Storytelling
PSZ Pei Songzhi 裴松之 Pei Songzhi was the person who commentated Chen Shou's Records of the Three Kingdoms.

REdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
Ro3K Romance of the 3 Kingdoms Sanguo yanyi
三國演義
A book written by Luo Guanzhong containing a fictitious story of the Three Kingdoms.
RoTK Romance of the Three Kingdoms Sanguo yanyi
三國演義
A book written by Luo Guanzhong containing a fictitious story of the Three Kingdoms.
RTK Records of the Three Kingdoms Sanguo zhi
三國志
The one and only official history of the Three Kingdoms. RTK is sometimes used as an abbreviation of Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

SEdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
SGYY Sanguo yanyi 三國演義 Romance of the Three Kingdoms A book written by Luo Guanzhong containing a fictitious story of the Three Kingdoms.
SGZ Sanguo zhi 三國志 Records of the Three Kingdoms The one and only official history of the Three Kingdoms. Written by Chen Shou.
SGZJJ Sanguo zhi jijie 三國志集解 Records of the Three Kingdoms with collected explanations Written in the 20th century by Lu Bi 盧弼. It expands the Records of the Three Kingdoms with Pei Songzhi's commentary with more explanations compiled by Lu Bi.
SGZPH Sanguo zhi pinghua 三國志評話 The first fictitious storytelling of the Three Kingdoms (thus preceeding Romance of the Three Kingdoms). On top of every page there is a drawing of a Three Kingdoms scene relevant to that page.
SGZYY Sanguo zhi yanyi 三國志演義 A lesser used abbreviation for Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
SJ Shi ji 史記 Records of the Grand Historian Written by Sima Qian. A history text which covers the years from the Yellow Emperor until Sima Qian's time about 91 BC.
SKC San-kuo chih 三國志 Records of the Three Kingdoms The pronunciation of 三國志 according to the Wade-Giles system. It's found more in older English books. Modern books use the Hanyu Pinyin system, which gives Sanguo zhi.
SKYI San-kuo yen-i 三國演義 Romance of the Three Kingdoms The pronunciation of 三國演義 according to the Wade-Giles system. It's found more in older English books. Modern books use the Hanyu Pinyin system, which gives Sanguo yanyi.
SS Sui shu 隋書 Book of Sui Official history of the Sui Dynasty (581–618)

TEdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
TK Three Kingdoms Sanguo 三國 The period of the Three Kingdoms is sometimes abbreviated to TK.
TPJ Taiping jing 太平經 Classic of Great Peace A text on Daoïsm

XEdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
XTS Xin Tang shu 新唐書 New History of Tang

ZEdit

Abbreviation Stands for Chinese Translation Info
ZGL Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮 The well-known chancellor of Shu-Han.
ZZTJ Zizhi tongjian 資治通鑑 Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government A chronological narrative by Sima Guang and others released in the 11th century. It covers the times of the Warring States period to the Five Dynasties, thus including the Three Kingdoms period.

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