Visual Timeline: Sima Qian

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145 BCE - 86 CE: Life of Sima Qian, Grand Astrologer at the court of Emperor Wu of Han and author of China‚Äôs first comprehensive work on historiography.
 
141 BCE - 87 BCE: Reign of Emperor Emperor Wu (also known as Wu Di).
 
 
 
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