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The first emperor : selections from the Historical records

Author: Qian Sima; Raymond Stanley Dawson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2009], ©2007.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Qin shi huang, Emperor of China; Qin shi huang, Emperor of China
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Qian Sima; Raymond Stanley Dawson
ISBN: 9780199574391 0199574391
OCLC Number: 481239833
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2007.
Description: xxxviii, 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: The birth of the first emperor --
An assassination attempt --
The biography of the chief minister of Qin --
The builder of the Great Wall --
The annals of Qin --
The treatises --
The story of the rebel Xiang Yu --
The story of the rebel Chen Sheng.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Shi ji.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Raymond Dawson ; preface by K.E. Brashier.

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