The History of Imperial China

This is the most comprehensive introduction in English to Sinelogical methods and traditional Chinese historical writing.

The History of Imperial China

Author: Endymion Porter Wilkinson

Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian

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Page: 213

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This is the most comprehensive introduction in English to Sinelogical methods and traditional Chinese historical writing. The time span ranges from earliest times to 1911, with special emphasis on the years between the third century B.C. and the eighteenth century. The author includes introductions to major reference works and biographical information, and explanations of such matters as converting traditional dates. In addition to standard histories, the survey covers biographical writing, historical and administrative geography, works on statecraft, archival sources, and Confucian, Buddhist, and Taoist writings.

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