Records of the Grand Historian: Qin Dynasty (Paperback)

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By Qian Sima, Burton Watson (Translator)
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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.

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780231081696
ISBN-10: 0231081693
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 1996
Pages: 224
Language: English