06 - Sima Qian Wrote the Historical Records o 130 chapters...

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1/27/06 27/01/2006 15:16:00   - “king” horiz top - heaven horiz middle - earth horiz bottom - humans vert – “the way”/the king Dynastic Cycle According to Confucian scholars, patterns of long-lasting dynasty o Military warfare o Military unification o Aggressive expansion of borders o Good economy o Mandate of Heaven “proved” o China seems invincible o Public works projects, etc. o Inability to pay for all of “this” o Domino collapsing effect o Last rulers weak and morally culpable Women Women must submit to: o father o husband o son (once he’s grown)
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Unformatted text preview: Sima Qian Wrote the Historical Records o 130 chapters Picked up his fathers work where he left off once he died Writes about scholars, doctors, foot soldiers, merchants, money-makers, typical people Emperor ordered his castration for writing about these other people and not enough about o Instead of killing himself, he allowed himself to be castrated so that he could continue writing his historical records 27/01/2006 15:16:00 27/01/2006 15:16:00...
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