The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume Vii: The Memoirs Of Pre-han China

March 9, 2021|
The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume Vii: The Memoirs Of Pre-han China by Ssu-ma Ch'ien
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This volume is part of the first complete translation (in nine volumes) of the Shih chi (The Grand Scribe''s Records), one of the most important narratives in traditional China. Compiled by Ssu-ma Ch''ien (145-c. 86 B.C.), it draws upon most major early historical works and was the foremost model for style and genre in Chinese history and literature through the eleventh century A. D., and through the early twentieth century for some genres.


Volume 7, The Memoirs of Pre_Han China, translates twenty-eight Lieh-chuan or "memoirs" which depict more than a hundred men and women: sages and scholars, recluses and rhetoricians, persuaders and politicians, commandants and cutthroats of the Ch''in and earlier dynasties. Although the memoirs also begin with what is now often considered myth-an account of the renowned recluses Po Yi and Shu Ch''i-the emphasis in these texts is on the fate of various states and power centers as seen through the biographies of key individuals from the seventh to the third centuries B. C.

Ssu-ma Ch''ien (145-ca. 86 BC) served for several decades as a high official at the court of the Han Emperor Wu around the year 100 BC. As China''s greatest historian, he overcame political and personal conflicts to complete this huge narrative account of ancient China, from its beginnings through the end of the second century BC. Will...
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Title:The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume Vii: The Memoirs Of Pre-han China
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:806 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:806 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Published:March 9, 2021
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780253043269

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