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Who is Sima Qian?

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Who is Sima Qian?

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Preserving history is a way of teaching people about the past and perhaps passing on important lessons from their forebears. History can be preserved in a number of ways, including through oral traditions, artifacts left behind by earlier peoples, and writing.

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Sima Qian was a Chinese historian who was born circa 146 BCE and lived during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE to 220 CE). He wrote about what the Chinese...

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Qian's 'Records of the Grand Historian' & Historiography
Qian's 'Records of the Grand Historian' & Historiography

from History 301: Historiography & Historical Methods

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