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Unformatted text preview: ← Sima Qian • Wrote “the” Historical Records o 130 chapters • Picked up his father’s 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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- Winter '06
- Monarchy, Sima Qian, historical records, king Dynastic Cycle, horiz middle earth