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Records of the Grand Historian

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Sima Qian, China's Grand Historian

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What is OFFICIAL HISTORY? What does OFFICIAL HISTORY mean? OFFICIAL HISTORY meaning & explanation

 

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China: Records of the Grand Historian - Easter Civilization Podcast

The Records of the Grand Historian, also known by its Chinese name Shiji, is a monumental history of ancient China and the world finished around 94 BC by the Han dynasty official Sima Qian after having been started by his father, Sima Tan, Grand Astrologer to the imperial court. The work covers the world as it was then known to the Chinese and a 2500-year period from the age of the legendary Yellow Emperor to the reign of Emperor Wu of Han in the author's own time.