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Author Sima, Qian, approximately 145 B.C.-approximately 86 B.C.

Title The grand scribe's records / Ssu-ma Chʻien ; William H. Nienhauser, Jr., editor ; Tsai-fa Cheng ... [and others], translators.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1994-

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 UniM Bail  931 SSUM  v.1    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Shi ji. English
Physical description volumes <1, 7 > : maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents v. 1. The basic annals of pre-Han China -- v. 7. The memoirs of pre-Han China.
Summary This volume of The Grand Scribe's Records includes the second segment ofHan-dynasty memoirs and deals primarily with men who lived and served under EmperorWu (r. 141--87 B.C.). The lead chapter presents a parallel biography of two ancientphysicians, Pien Ch' eh and Ts'ang Kung, providing a transition between thefounding of the Han dynasty and its heyday under Wu. The account of Liu P'i isframed by the great rebellion he led in 154 B.C. and the remaining chapters tracethe careers of court favorites, depict the tribulations of an ill-fated general, discuss the Han's greatest enemy, the Hsiung-nu, and provide accounts of two greatgenerals who fought them. The final memoir is structured around memorials by twostrategists who attempted to lead Emperor Wu into negotiations with the Hsiung-nu, apolicy that Ssu-ma Ch'ien himself supported.
Other author Nienhauser, William H.
Cheng, Tsai Fa.
Subject China -- History -- To 221 B.C.
China -- History -- Qin dynasty, 221-207 B.C.
China -- History -- Han dynasty, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.
ISBN 0253340276 (v. 7 : alk. paper)
0253340217 (v. 1 : alk. paper)