The Imperial History of China: Being a History of the Empire as Compiled by the Chinese Historians

1st Edition

J. MacGowan

Routledge
Published December 16, 2019
Reference - 662 Pages
ISBN 9781138614628 - CAT# K389495
Series: Routledge Library Editions: History of China

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Summary

This work, first published in 1897, is neither more nor less than the history of China as it has been written during successive ages by the authorized historians of the Empire. The documents on which the work is based, together with the writings of Confucius and Mencius, are the only truly authentic sources from which the story of the long-lived nation can be obtained. Commencing with the mythical and legendary periods, the work moves on through successive dynasties until that of the Ts’ing concluding its account in the early years of the twentieth century.

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