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China Academic Library

An Historical Sketch of Chinese Historiography

Authors: Wu, Huaiqi

  • Systematically traces the development of Chinese historiography from the 2nd century B.C. to the 19th century A.D
  • Broadens the horizon of historiography as a discipline by introducing the contribution made by Chinese historians
  • Explores new perspectives of historical study in the process of globalization
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This book systematically traces the development of Chinese historiography from the 2nd century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. Refusing to fit the Chinese historical narration into the modern Western discourse, the author highlights the significant questions that concern traditional historians, their philosophical foundations, their development over three thousand years and their influence on the intelligentsia.

China is a country defined in terms of its history and its historians have worked hard to record the past. However, this book approaches Chinese history from the very beginning not only as a way of recording, but also as a way of dealing with the past in order to orient the people of the present in the temporal dimension of their lives.

This book was listed as the key textbook of the “Eleventh Five-year Plan” for college students in China.

 


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wu, Huaiqi

    Pages 1-17

  • Research Questions

    Wu, Huaiqi

    Pages 19-55

  • Ideas of History in Pre-imperial China

    Wu, Huaiqi

    Pages 57-120

  • Ideas of History in the Medieval China: Shiji, or The Grand Scribe’s Historical Records, and Hanshu, or History of Former Han Dynasty

    Wu, Huaiqi

    Pages 121-190

  • Medieval Ideas of History, Confucianism, and the Mysterious Learning

    Wu, Huaiqi

    Pages 191-237

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-56253-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-56252-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Historical Sketch of Chinese Historiography
Authors
Translated by
Zhen, C.
Series Title
China Academic Library
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Distribution Rights
No distribution rights for the Mainland of China
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-56253-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-56253-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-56252-9
Series ISSN
2195-1853
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 503
Additional Information
Jointly published with Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd, Beijing, PRC
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