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by Sima Qian,Burton Watson

Author: Sima Qian,Burton Watson
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Columbia University Press; Revised edition (April 15, 1993)
Pages: 496 pages
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.6
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The Records of the Grand Historian, also known by its Chinese name Shiji, is a monumental history of ancient China and the world finished around 94 BC by the Han dynasty official Sima Qian after having been started by his father, Sima Tan, Grand Astr.

The Records of the Grand Historian, also known by its Chinese name Shiji, is a monumental history of ancient China and the world finished around 94 BC by the Han dynasty official Sima Qian after having been started by his father, Sima Tan, Grand Astrologer to the imperial court. The work covers the world as it was then known to the Chinese and a 2500-year period from the age of the legendary Yellow Emperor to the reign of Emperor Wu of Han in the author's own time.

Sima Qian (145?-90? BCE) was the first major Chinese historian. His Shiji, or Records of the Grand Historian, documents the history of China and its neighboring countries from the ancient past to his own time. These three volumes cover the Qin and Han dynasties. His Shiji, or Records of the Grand Historian. Burton Watson is one of the world's best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. His translations include The Lotus Sutra, The Vimalakirti Sutra, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century, all published by Columbia. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.

In today's China, Sima Qian's book, The Records of the Grand Historian, is regarded as the grandest history of them al. Translation of The Grand Scribe's Records by William Nienhauser. Letter to Ren An by Burton Watson.

In today's China, Sima Qian's book, The Records of the Grand Historian, is regarded as the grandest history of them all. What Herodotus is to Europeans, so Sima Qian is to Chinese. What is special about Sima Qian's history is that, even when he wrote about the court, it was not just flattery. Here is his verdict on an emperor from the Shang dynasty 1,000 years earlier: "Emperor Zhou's disposition was sharp, his discernment was keen, and his physical strength excelled that of other people.

Translated by Burton Watson. Burton Watson is a renowned translator of Chinese and Japanese literature and an Adjunct Professor of Chinese and Japanese at Columbia University. His recent translations include Ryokan: Zen-Monk Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry.

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His "Shiji," or "Records of the Grand Historian," documents the history of China . Sima Qian chose to stay alive so that he could finish RECORDS OF THE GRAND HISTORIAN

His "Shiji," or "Records of the Grand Historian," documents the history of China and its neighboring countries from the ancient past to his own time. In diesem Band sammelt Übersetzer Burton Watson die Das Geschichtswerk des antiken China. Das "Shi Ji", hier als "Records of the Grand Historian" präsentiert, ist mit die wichtigste Quelle für Informationen über das antike China vor und während der Han-Dynastie. Sima Qian chose to stay alive so that he could finish RECORDS OF THE GRAND HISTORIAN. Sima Qian (who lived during the years that he wrote about), suffered much for this book!

Sima Qian (145?-90? BCE) was the first major Chinese historian.

Sima Qian (145?-90? BCE) was the first major Chinese historian. His Shiji, or Records of the Grand Historian, documents the history of China and its neighboring countries from the ancient past to his own time. These three volumes cover the Qin and Han dynasties.