Records of the Grand Historian / Edition 3

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Overview

Sima Qian (145?-90? BCE) was the first major Chinese historian. His Shiji, or Records of the Grand Historian, documents the history of China and its neighboring countries from the ancient past to his own time. These three volumes cover the Qin and Han dynasties.

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Burton Watson...possesses all the qualities which distinguish a master translator. As a craftsman and as a poet, he has inspired and challenged two generations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231081696
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 2/8/1996
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,408,931
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

IntroductionTranslator's NotePart I: Heaven, Earth and ManShi ji 28: The Treatise on the Feng and Shan SacrificesShi ji 29: The Treatise on the Yellow River and CanalsShi ji 30: The Treatise on the Balanced StandardPart II: Statesman, Generals and Foreign PeoplesShi ji 107: The Biographies of the Marquises of Weiqi and QuanShi ji 109: The Biography of General Li GuangShi ji 110: The Account of the XiongnuShi ji 111: The Biographies of General Wei Qing and the Swift Cavalry General Hup QubingShi ji 112: The Biographies of the Marquis of Pingjin and Zhufu YanShi ji 113: The Account of Southern YueShi ji 114: The Account of Eastern YueShi ji 115: The Account of ChaoxianShi ji 123: THe Account of DayuanShi ji 116: The Account of the Southwestern BarbariansShi ji 117: The Biography of SIma XiangruShi ji 120: The Biographies of Ji An and Zheng DangshiPart III: The Plotters of RevoltShi ji 118: The Biographies of the Kings of Huainan and HengshanPart IV: The Collective BiographiesShi ji 121: The Biographies of the Confucian ScholarsShi ji 119: The Biographies of the Reasonable OfficialsShi ji 122: The Biographies of the Harsh OfficialsShi ji 124: The Biographies of the Wandering KnightsShi ji 125: The Biographies of the Emperors' Male FavouritesShi ji 127: The Biographies of the Diviners of Lucky DaysShi ji 129: The Biographies of the Money-makersFinding List of Chapters of the Shi jiIndexMapChina and Its Neighbours in the Former Han

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