Romance of the Three Kingdoms

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Contact: kingdoms@ucbmun.org



"The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide. Thus it has ever been." – Luo Guanzhong. The mighty Han Dynasty, once regarded as China's golden age, is crumbling. Nomadic tribes pillage defenseless villages in the north, corrupt eunuch factions erode the authority of the Han government, and seemingly unstoppable tides of peasant rebellions lay waste to the countryside. In the midst of the chaos, warlords have mustered private armies and carved out pieces of territory in an attempt to revive centralized authority. Should the olden days of the Han Dynasty be revived? Or will one be ambitious enough to reunify China under a new dynasty?


Stephen Saw

Chair

Welcome delegates! My name is Stephen Saw, and I am honored to be your chair for Romance of the Three Kingdoms at UCBMUN XXVI! The Three Kingdoms period is one of the most seminal moments of Chinese history, and its stories have transcended the test of time; you can notice its influence in modern pop culture through movies, TV shows, video games, anime, etc. On a personal level, I grew up being told about the legendary feats of characters such as Guan Yu, Cao Cao, Zhuge Liang, so I am excited beyond words to see you all bring these characters to life! About me: I am a sophomore intending to major in Political Science and Global Studies, and I especially enjoy learning about international relations and history. In addition to MUN, I am a co-founder of UC Berkeley's undergraduate moot court team, as well as a member of Cal ACLU. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, driving around, learning languages, and traveling. I look forward to seeing you all in committee!

Best,
Stephen Saw
Chair, Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Carol Xie

Crisis Director

Welcome to Three Kingdoms! My name is Carol Xie, and I am more than honored to be your Crisis Director of this historic committee. I am a senior majoring in Computer Science and Statistics. I love crunching numbers and theories and looking at international relations as an algebraic field or as a computational graph. Of course, I also love humanities insanely and study Arabic and Sanskrit to re–envision the world. Outside of school, I enjoy travelling around the world a lot: in 2019 alone (before the pandemic), I went to Mongolia, Japan, China, Israel, and Canada for studying, volunteering, and visiting friends. Since the pandemic, I worked for a Venture Capital firm and worked on my own startup project. It will be a fun time to act out the historical events from the lens of an angel investor to envision the game theory and growth strategies!

Best,
Carol Xie
Crisis Director, Romance of the Three Kingdoms