The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume XI: The Memoirs of Han China, Part IV
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About the Author
Ssu-ma Ch'ien (145-ca. 86 BC) was an official at the court of the Han Emperor Wu (r. 141-87 BC), who was involved in the compilation of a mammoth historical project that resulted in this history, which came to be known as the Shih chi (The grand scribe's records).
William H. Nienhauser, Jr., is the Halls-Bascom Professor of Classical Chinese Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and editor of five previous volumes of The Grand Scribe's Records.