The Grand Scribe's Records  v. 8, Pt. 1

By (author) Ch'ien, Ssu-Ma

The 16 chapters translated herein continue the biographies of individuals in pre-Han China presented in volume seven of "The Grand Scribe's Records". The reader is introduced to the major supporters and rivals of the founders of the Han Dynasty: the generals, advisors, strategists, and ministers who helped to shape the foundations of the first sustained empire in Chinese history. Although these men were often of common stock, they influenced the development of many aspects of the Han culture, a culture which in turn served as a model for subsequent eras.Based on oral and written accounts as well as on administrative records, these biographies range stylistically from anecdotal tales to repetitious reports of achievements in battle. The failure of the first five Han emperors to trust the loyalty of their subordinates is a leitmotif in many of these chapters. But the individual motifs that echo other sections of the "Grand Scribe's Records" - unrecognized heroes, both loyal and disloyal retainers, broken friendships, and faithless lovers - also appear in these pages.

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • On Using This Book
  • Weights and Measures
  • List of AbbreviationsMemoir 29 (William H. Nienhauser, Jr. , translator)
  • Memoir 30 (Stephen Durrant, translator)
  • Memoir 31 (Meghan Cai and Qian Liu, translators)
  • Memoir 32 (Wang Jing, translator)
  • Memoir 33 (Reinhard Emmerich, translator)
  • Memoir 34 (Zhao Hua, translator)
  • Memoir 35 (William H. Nienhauser, Jr., translator)
  • Memoir 36 (William H. Nienhauser, Jr., translator)
  • Memoir 37 (Hans van Ess, translator)
  • Memoir 38 (Michael Schimmelpfennig, translator)
  • Memoir 39 (Christian Meyer, translator)
  • Memoir 40 (Judith Suwald, translator)
  • Memoir 41 (Marc Nurnberger, translator)
  • Memoir 42 (Hans van Ess, translator)
  • Memoir 43 (Wang Jing, translator)
  • Memoir 44 (Hans van Ess, translator)Frequently Mentioned Commentators
  • Biographical Sketches of Shih chi Commentators (Erich Haenisch and Liu Po-chuang)
  • Erratum
  • Selected Recent Studies of the Shih chi
  • Index

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書名 The Grand Scribe's Records
著作者等 Ch'ien, Ssu-Ma
書名別名 The Memoirs of Han China v. 8, Pt. 1
シリーズ名 Grand Scribe's Records
巻冊次 v. 8, Pt. 1
出版元 Indiana University Press
刊行年月 2009.01.05
ページ数 512p
大きさ H239 x W165
ISBN 9780253340283
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国