Records of the Grand Historian

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Author  Qian Sima
Publisher  Columbia University Press
Publication Date   April 15, 1993
ISBN  0231081677
Pages  505

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This 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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