Fourteen Lines of the Song Dynasty ‘Historical Records’

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Fourteen Lines of the Song Dynasty ‘Historical Records’

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The Shi Ji (Historic Records) collects 130 volumes, written by Sima Qian in Xihan, with detailed records of the previous era from the legendary Yellow Emperor, down to the first year of Yuanshou in Xihan period, covering a total of 3,000 years of history. A masterpiece that took 18 years to produce, the Shi Ji deals with major events and personalities, through 3 millennia, comprising 130 chapters and totaling more than 520,000 words. The Shi Ji was not only the first general history of its kind attempted in China, but it also set a pattern in organization for dynastic histories of subsequent ages. As a result the Shi Ji (Historic Records) was widely circulated in ancient times. Through the years later scholars often added annotations, the most influential by Liu Song Pei Yin "Shi Ji Jijie",  Sima Zhen "ShiJi Suoyin" in Tang Dynasty and Zhang Shoujie "Shi Ji Zhengyi" in Tang Dynasty, commonly known as the "three notes." The earliest inscribed edition of Shi Ji (Historic Records) is the Chunhua Edition from the Song dynasty (in 994), but is lost to history. This edition of Songke Shisihangben Shi Ji (Fourteen Lines Song Engraved - Historic Records) is traced to the earliest version of the collection and as a result was of great influence to other, later editions making it an exciting addition to the scholarship of ancient China.

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Fourteen Lines of the Song Dynasty ‘Historical Records’

Sima Qian Pei

 

ISBN: 9787550605060

Format: Hardcover

Volumes: 5

Pages: 2,060

Trim Size: 7 9/32 x 10 15/64 inches

Pub Date: 4/25/14

Price: $3000

Language: Chinese

BISAC 1: HIS008000

BISAC 2: HIS030000

BISAC 3: REF000000

 

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The Shi Ji (Historic Records) collects 130 volumes, written by Sima Qian in Xihan, with detailed records of the previous era from the legendary Yellow Emperor, down to the first year of Yuanshou in Xihan period, covering a total of 3,000 years of history. A masterpiece that took 18 years to produce, the Shi Ji deals with major events and personalities, through 3 millennia, comprising 130 chapters and totaling more than 520,000 words. The Shi Ji was not only the first general history of its kind attempted in China, but it also set a pattern in organization for dynastic histories of subsequent ages. As a result the Shi Ji (Historic Records) was widely circulated in ancient times. Through the years later scholars often added annotations, the most influential by Liu Song Pei Yin "Shi Ji Jijie",  Sima Zhen "ShiJi Suoyin" in Tang Dynasty and Zhang Shoujie "Shi Ji Zhengyi" in Tang Dynasty, commonly known as the "three notes." The earliest inscribed edition of Shi Ji (Historic Records) is the Chunhua Edition from the Song dynasty (in 994), but is lost to history. This edition of Songke Shisihangben Shi Ji (Fourteen Lines Song Engraved - Historic Records) is traced to the earliest version of the collection and as a result was of great influence to other, later editions making it an exciting addition to the scholarship of ancient China.