Novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms was assumed to be publish in 40 types at Ming dynasty, 70 types at Qing dynasty since SanGuoZhi Pinghua emerge from Yuan dynasty. In order to analyze period by period, going through Pinghua version era of Yuan dynasty to end of Yuan dynasty, early Ming dynasty until end of Ming dynasty there was Yan-yi series and Zhi-zhuan series classified as Zhi-zhuan⋅Yan-yi era. Also, at the end of Ming dynasty and early Qing dynasty it goes on to criticism version era such as Lizhuowu criticism version⋅Zhongbojing criticism version⋅lili criticism version and the list of 240chik(interpretation rules) were reorganized to 120 editions. Lastly, after the publication Sida-qishu-diyi-zhong at 1679 until end of Qing dynasty is designated as Mao Zonggang popular version era.
The title of a book production principle is that they based on keyword such as ‘SanGuoZhi(Zhuan)’ and ‘(Tongsu)Yan-yi’, and combine various modifier like publish time, place of publication, existence of illustration, way of criticism. The appearance of various title of a book starts from trading competition between publishers whom try to differentiate block printed book.