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The Grand Scribe's Records free pdf In The Grand Scribe s Records: Volume X, readers can follow Ssu-ma Qian s depiction of the later years of the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han (r. 140 87 BC). The volume begins with four chapters describing the Han s attempts to subdue states north, east, south and west of the empire. The subsequent long biography of Ssu-ma Hsiang-ju (179 117) presents one of the era s major literary figures who came to oppose the Emperor s expensive military campaigns against these states. It is followed by an equally extended portrayal of Liu An (d. 122), King of Huai-nan, who was seen as an internal threat and forced to commit suicide. The final chapters recount narratives of the ideal officials (all predating the Han) and the Confucians the Emperor championed."

About William H Nienhauser, Jr.

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.William H. Nienhauser, Jr., is Halls-Bascom Professor of Classical Chinese Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature (two volumes, Indiana University Press, 1985, 1998), (as translator) Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical by Andre Levy (Indiana University Press, 2000), and (as editor and translator) the previous six volumes of The Grand Scribe s Records. He is a founding editor of the journal Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR)."

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Author : William H Nienhauser, Jr.
Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 0253019311
EAN : 9780253019318
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 334 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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