The Letter to Ren An and Sima Qian¿s Legacy PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Stephen Durrant

The Letter to Ren An and Sima Qian¿s Legacy

University of Washington Press
Publication date: March 2016
ISBN: 9780295806389
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$30.00
Our price:
$27.99

You save: $2.01 (7%)
Sima Qian (first century BCE), the author of¿Record of the Historian¿(Shiji), is China’s earliest and best-known historian, and his "Letter to Ren An" is the most famous letter in Chinese history. In the letter, Sima Qian explains his decision to finish his life’s work, the first comprehensive history of China, instead of honorably committing suicide following his castration for "deceiving the emperor." In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, some scholars have queried the authenticity of the letter. Is it a genuine piece of writing by Sima Qian or an early work of literary impersonation?¿The Letter to Ren An and Sima Qian’s Legacy¿provides a full translation of the letter and uses different methods to explore issues in textual history. It also shows how ideas about friendship, loyalty, factionalism, and authorship encoded in the letter have far-reaching implications for the study of China.
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
The Letter to Ren An and Sima Qian’s Legacy PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
11423 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
The Letter to Ren An and Sima Qian¿s Legacy PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Stephen Durrant
University of Washington Press, March 2016
ISBN: 9780295806389
EAN:  9780295806389
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $30.00 eBook price: $27.99
The Letter to Ren An and Sima Qian¿s Legacy ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Stephen Durrant
University of Washington Press, March 2016
ISBN: 9780295806389
EAN:  2370007489053
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $30.00 eBook price: $27.99