Records of the Grand Historian: Qin dynasty, Volume 3

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Columbia University Press, 1993 - History - 221 pages
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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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This book contains selected translations from the Qin dynasty compendium written by china's first historian. The book starts with annals, which are rather dry year-by-year accounts of political events ... Read full review

Contents

The Basic Annals of The First Emperor of the Qin
35
Reflections on the Rise of the Qin
85
The Biographies of Shuli Zi and Gan Mou
101
The Biographies of Bai Qi and Wang Jian
121
The Biography of Lii Buwei
159
The Biography of Li Si
179
The Biography of Meng Tian
207
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Burton Watson is one of the world's best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. His translations include The Lotus Sutra, The Vimalakirti Sutra, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century, all published by Columbia.