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Records of the Grand Historian

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Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
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Description

This second volume of the history of the Han dynasty consists of chapters dealing principally with the reign of Emperor Wu, one of the most energetic and strong-willed of China's Rulers. Here the historian is chronicling events he has witnessed and writing of the men he personally knows or has known. In Nagano Hozan's (1783-1837) words, He makes us see in our minds the character of the men of the time, and this is why he is a great historian.:

Author Biography

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. He lives in Japan.
Release date Australia
February 15th, 1996
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Contributor
Translated by Burton Watson
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
revised edition
Imprint
Columbia University Press
Pages
505
Dimensions
196x171x32
ISBN-13
9780231081672
Product ID
3425184

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