(Library of Chinese Classics)Selection From Records of the Historian (3 Volumes)


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Author: Sima Qian
Language: Chinese and English bilingual
ISBN/ISSN: 9787119050904
2008; Hardcover;240*160mm;1241pages

Written by Sima Qian of Wester Han Dynasty, the Records of the Historian was the first generral history in the form of a series of biographies to appear in China. It records the history of China from the remote past, the era of the legendary founder of the Chinese nation Huangdi(Yellow Emperor)in prehistoric China to the reign of Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty. The book has 130 chapters, recording the progress of history by means of biographies of historical figures. It marked the start of biographical literature in China and had a far-reaching influence on the development of the historical and literary works of later generations. Records of the Historian was ranked by Lu Xun, China’s literary giant of the 20th century, as the country’s leading work of history.

Table of Contents

The First Emperor of Qin
Xiang YU
Goujian, King of Yue
Chen She
Zhang Liang, Marquis of Liu
Prime minister Chen Ping
Sun Wu and Wu Qi
Wu Zixu
Lord Shang
Mencius and Xun Qing
Lord Mengchang
Lord Pingyuan and Yu Qing
Lord Xinling
Fan Sui and Cai Ze
Lian Po and Lin Xiangru
Tian Dan
Lu Buwei
The Assassins
Han Xin, Marquis of Huaiyin
Ji Bu and Luan Bu
Zhang Shizhi and Feng Tang
Liu Bi, Prince of Wu
The Marquiises of Weiqi and Wuan
Li Guang
The Princes of Huainan and Hengshan
Ji An and Zheng Dangshi
The Harsh Officials
The Gallant Citizens
The Jesters
The Money-makers
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