KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 (Bernama) -- ''The Three Kingdoms'' - one of the greatest
novels in Chinese literature - is now available in Malay language.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is scheduled to launch the
book entitled ''Hikayat Tiga Negara'' at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) here on
DBP director-general Dr Awang Sariyan said the book offered, among others,
the facts and background of the era of disunity in China between the year 220
"During the period of 60 years, various events took place in China,
including the rise of three kingdoms - Wei, Shu and Wan - which were usually at
war with each other," he told a press conference here today.
Awang said a seminar and discussion about the book would also be held at DBP
in conjunction with the launching ceremony.
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The book was translated from Mandarin into Malay by Yuen Boon Chan and Woo
Tack Lok and published by DBP.
Apart from the Malay version, the book had also been translated into
English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese
Meanwhile, Malaysian Association of Creative Writing and Translation
president Goh Hin San said the Institute of Strategy and Management of China
would also hold an exhibition entitled ''The Three Kingdoms'' at DBP''s Tun Syed
Nasir Cultural Hall from May 17 to 20.
He said the association was also looking for sponsors to buy the book to be
donated to all institutions of higher learning, as well as schools in Malaysia.
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