Luo Guanzhong (1330?-1400?) was a novelist and dramatist who played an important role in the development of Chinese popular fiction.
Moss Roberts, born in New York, is Porfessor of Chines at New York University.
In addition to Chinese language, he has taught Chinese philosophy and classical Chineseliterature, modern Chinese and Japanese literature and Vietnamese history and culture.
Prof. Roberts is a member of the Columbia University Oriental Thought and Research Institute, a director of the Journal of Asian Scholars and a member of the Oriental Research Society of America.
He has many translations and publications, including: Three Kingdoms (abridged edition, 1976), Epic and Theatre in China (1976), Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies (1979), all published by Pantheon, and the full-text translation of the Three Kingdoms published jointly by Foreign Languages Press and University of California Press in 1991, as well as many articles and speeches.