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- DescriptionPart of the complete translation (in nine volumes) of the Shih chi ( The Grand Scribe's Records ), one of the most important narratives in traditional China. This book contains the seven pen-chi or 'basic annals' in the Grand Scribe's Records , tracing the history of China's rulers from earliest times through the late third century BC.
- Author BiographySSU-MA CHIEN was a major official in the Western Han dynasty (145-86 B. C.) and overcame tragedy to complete these fundamental volumes. WILLIAM H. NIENHAUSER, JR., is Professor of Chinese Language and literature at the University of Wisconsin. In 1979 he helped found the journal Chinese Literature, Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR). He was the Editor-in-Chief and Compiler of The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature, a monumental and indispensable reference work published in 1986. He has authored numerous influential scholarly papers and articles. TSIA-FA CHENG, Professor of Chinese at the Unviersity of Wisconsin and a Research Fellow at Academia Sinica, is a graduate of National Taiwan University and the University of Wisconsin and a noted specialist in Chinese historical linguistics. LU ZONGLI, former Associate Professor and Director of Warring States, Qin and Han Studies of the Institue of History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, is a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the Unviersity of Wisconsin. ROBERT REYNOLDS took his bachelors and masters degrees at National Taiwan University and is now a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the University of Wisconsin.
- Author(s)Ssu-Ma Ch'ien
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication01/01/1995
- GenreRegional History
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note5 maps
- Weight652 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Translated byTsai-Fa Cheng
- Volume editorWilliam H. Nienhauser
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