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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

Research guide for Chinese Historiography

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  • Karlgren, Bernhard, trans. The Book of Odes. Stockholm: Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, 1950.
  • ---, trans. "The Book of Documents," Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, XXII (1950): 1-18.
  • Legge, James, trans. The Chinese Classics, 5 vols.; vols 1-2, 2nd ed. rev., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1893-95; vols 3-5, London, 1865-72; reprint by University of Hong Kong Press, 1960-61.
    • Vol. I: Analects of ConfuciusGreat Learning, and Doctrine of the Mean; Vol. II: Mencius; Vols. III: Book of History; Vol. IV:Book of Odes; Vol. V: Spring and Autumn Annals and Tso Chuan.
  • Legge, James, trans. The Book of Changes in Max Muller, ed., Sacred Books of the East, Vol. XVI. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1899. Trans. of The Book of Rites in same, Vols. XXVII-XXVIII, 1885; 2nd printing, 1926.
  • Makeham, John. Transmitters and Creators: Chinese Commentators and Commentaries on the Analects. Cambridge: Harvard East Asian Monographs, 2004.
  • Nylan, Michael. The Five "Confucian" Classics. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
  • Shaughnessy, Edward. Before Confucius: Studies in the Creation of the Chinese Classics. Albany: SUNY Press, 1998.
  • Waley, Arthur, trans. The Book of Songs. New York: Grove Press, 2nd ed., 1960; paperback reprint by same publisher, 1960.
  • Wilhelm, Hellmut. Change: Eight Lectures on the I Ching. Translated by Cary F. Baynes. New York: Pantheon Books, 1960; Harper Torchbooks, 1964.
  • Wilhelm, Richard, trans. The I Ching or Book of Changes. New York: Pantheon Books, 1959.