The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume V.1: The Hereditary Houses Of Pre-han China, Part I by Ssu-ma Ch'ienThe Grand Scribe's Records, Volume V.1: The Hereditary Houses Of Pre-han China, Part I by Ssu-ma Ch'ien

The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume V.1: The Hereditary Houses Of Pre-han China, Part I

bySsu-ma Ch'ienEditorWilliam H. William H. Nienhauser, Jr.

Hardcover | April 18, 2006

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With Part I of the two-part fifth volume of Ssu-ma Ch'ien's Shi chi (The Grand Scribe's Records), we enter the world of the shih chia or "hereditary houses." These ten chapters trace the history of China's first states, from their establishment in the 11th century B.C. until their incorporation in the first empire under the Ch'in in 221 B.C. Combining myth, anecdote, chronicle, and biography based on early written and oral sources, many no longer extant, the narratives make for compelling reading, as dramatic and readable as any in this grand history.

Ssu-ma Ch'ien (145-ca. 86 B.C.) was a major official in the Western Han dynasty. China's greatest historian, he overcame tragedy to complete this work, compiling the history of his culture from its beginnings through the end of the second century B.C.William H. Nienhauser, Jr. is Halls-Bascom Professor of Classical Chinese Literature a...
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Title:The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume V.1: The Hereditary Houses Of Pre-han China, Part IFormat:HardcoverDimensions:552 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.38 inPublished:April 18, 2006Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:025334025X

ISBN - 13:9780253340252

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction (William H. Nienhauser, Jr.)
On Using this Book
A Note on Terms
Weights and Measures (Lu Zongli)
List of Abbreviations

Hereditary House 1 (Zhi Chen and William H. Nienhauser, Jr., translators)
Hereditary House 2 (Bruce Knickerbocker, translator)
Hereditary House 3 (Weiguo Cao, translator)
Hereditary House 4 (Hongyu Huang, translator)
Hereditary House 5 (William H. Nienhauser, Jr., translator)
Hereditary House 6 (Wang Jing, translator)
Hereditary House 7 (Scott Cook, translator)
Hereditary House 8 (Zhenjun Zhang, translator)
Hereditary House 9 (Zhao Hua and William H. Nienhauser, Jr., translators)
Hereditary House 10 (Weiguo Cao, translator)

Frequently Mentioned Commentators
Biographical Sketches of Shih chi Commentators (Juri Kroll)
Selected Recent Studies of the Shih chi
Index
Maps

Editorial Reviews

These volumes are most welcome. . . . The English translation has been done meticulously, with full scholarly apparatus. . . . These volumes are essential library additions.