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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

Research guide for Chinese Historiography

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  • Zhou, Jinghong. "The Visualization of Wang Zhaojun in the Vicissitude of Time." Frontiers of History in China v. 4 no. 3 (September 2009): 470-8.