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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

Research guide for Chinese Historiography

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  • Bodde, Derk. China's First Unifier. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1938; reprint, Hong Kong University Press, 1966.
  • ---, trans. Statesman, Patriot and General in Ancient China. New Haven: American Oriental Society, 1940; reprint, New York: Kraus Reprint Corporation, 1967.
  • Kern, Martin. The Stele Inscriptions of Ch'in Shih-huang: Text and Ritual in Early Chinese Imperial Representation. New Haven: American Oriental Society, 2000.
  • Li, Yu-ning. The First Emperor: The Politics of Historiography. White Plains, New York: International and Sciences Press, 1975.
  • Ssu-ma, Ch'ien. Records of the Historian. Translated by Yang Hsien-yi & Gladys Yang. Hong Kong: Commercial Press, 1974.
  • Watson, Burton. Courtier and Commoner in Ancient China. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974.