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    DescriptionThis second volume of the history of the Han dynasty consists of chapters dealing principally with the reign of Emperor Wu, one of the most energetic and strong-willed of China's Rulers. Here the historian is chronicling events he has witnessed and writing of the men he personally knows or has known. In Nagano Hozan's (1783-1837) words, He makes us see in our minds the character of the men of the time, and this is why he is a great historian.:

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    Records of the Grand Historian: Han Dynasty II
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    By (author) Sima Qian, Translated by Burton Watson
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 505
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 171 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    ISBN 13: 9780231081672
    ISBN 10: 0231081677

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    LC classification: DS741.3.S6
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    LC classification: DS741.3 .S68213 1993
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    BISAC V2.8: REF020000
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Columbia University Press
    Imprint name
    Columbia University Press
    Publication date
    01 June 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Burton Watson is a renowned translator of Chinese and Japanese literature and an Adjunct Professor of Chinese and Japanese at Columbia University. His recent translations include Ryokan: Zen-Monk Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry. He lives in Japan.
    Review quote
    Burton Watson...possesses all the qualities which distinguish a master translator. As a craftsman and as a poet, he has inspired and challenged two generations. Asian Affairs
    Table of contents
    IntroductionTranslator's NotePart I: Heaven, Earth and ManShi ji 28: The Treatise on the Feng and Shan SacrificesShi ji 29: The Treatise on the Yellow River and CanalsShi ji 30: The Treatise on the Balanced StandardPart II: Statesman, Generals and Foreign PeoplesShi ji 107: The Biographies of the Marquises of Weiqi and QuanShi ji 109: The Biography of General Li GuangShi ji 110: The Account of the XiongnuShi ji 111: The Biographies of General Wei Qing and the Swift Cavalry General Hup QubingShi ji 112: The Biographies of the Marquis of Pingjin and Zhufu YanShi ji 113: The Account of Southern YueShi ji 114: The Account of Eastern YueShi ji 115: The Account of ChaoxianShi ji 123: THe Account of DayuanShi ji 116: The Account of the Southwestern BarbariansShi ji 117: The Biography of SIma XiangruShi ji 120: The Biographies of Ji An and Zheng DangshiPart III: The Plotters of RevoltShi ji 118: The Biographies of the Kings of Huainan and HengshanPart IV: The Collective BiographiesShi ji 121: The Biographies of the Confucian ScholarsShi ji 119: The Biographies of the Reasonable OfficialsShi ji 122: The Biographies of the Harsh OfficialsShi ji 124: The Biographies of the Wandering KnightsShi ji 125: The Biographies of the Emperors' Male FavouritesShi ji 127: The Biographies of the Diviners of Lucky DaysShi ji 129: The Biographies of the Money-makersFinding List of Chapters of the Shi jiIndexMapChina and Its Neighbours in the Former Han