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The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume V.1: The Hereditary Houses of Pre-Han China, Part I (Hardback)
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The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume V.1: The Hereditary Houses of Pre-Han China, Part I (Hardback)

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Hardback 552 Pages / Published: 18/04/2006
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With Part I of the two-part fifth volume of Ssu-ma Ch'ien's Shi chi (The Grand Scribe's Records), we enter the world of the shih chia or "hereditary houses." These ten chapters trace the history of China's first states, from their establishment in the 11th century B.C. until their incorporation in the first empire under the Ch'in in 221 B.C. Combining myth, anecdote, chronicle, and biography based on early written and oral sources, many no longer extant, the narratives make for compelling reading, as dramatic and readable as any in this grand history.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253340252
Number of pages: 552
Weight: 53 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35 mm


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[T]he Grand Scribe's Records volume 8 is a remarkable achievement and an interesting experiment in combining something resembling a traditional Chinese commentarial style with a Western scholarly context. . . . And, as with previous volumes, the intrepid beginner or the careful specialist will find volume 8 to be ahelpful aid to research on the Shiji. * China Review International *
These volumes are most welcome. . . . The English translation has been done meticulously, with full scholarly apparatus. . . . These volumes are essential library additions. * Choice *

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