Author: Esther Klein

, various arguments that have been made in support of early, coherent inner chapters, are examined. Taking the Shiji portrait of the Zhuangzi as the starting point, it is shown that Sima Qian’s description and use of the Zhuangzi already gives us reason to question the importance, or even existence, of the

In: T'oung Pao
Author: Martin Kern

The intellectual history of the ancient “Masters” ( zi 子) depends to a large extent on accounts in early historiography, that is, Shiji 史記 and Hanshu 漢書. While Sima Tan’s 司馬談 (d. 110 bce) “Essentials of the Six Intellectual Lineages” (“Liu jia zhi yao” 六家之要) refrains from identifying

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In The Chinese Annals of Batavia, the Kai Ba Lidai Shiji and Other Stories (1610-1795) Leonard Blussé and Nie Dening open up a veritable treasure trove of Chinese archival sources about the autonomous history of Chinese Batavia. The main part of this study is devoted to the annotated translation of a unique historical study of the Chinese community of Batavia (Jakarta) written by an anonymous Chinese author at the end of the 18th century, the Kai Ba Lidai Shiji. This historical document and a selection of other Chinese contemporary sources throw new light on a tragic event in the history of Southeast Asia’s overseas Chinese: the massacre of Batavia’s Chinese community in 1740.
Author: Hans van Ess

praise and slander 221 © Brill, Leiden, 2006 NAN NÜ 8.2 Also available online – PRAISE AND SLANDER: THE EVOCATION OF EMPRESS LÜ IN THE SHIJI AND THE HANSHU by HANS VAN ESS (University of Munich) Abstract This article contains a close reading of the accounts of Empress Lü in the

Author: Bret Hinsch

, Han dynasty, Liu Xiang, Shiji Introduction During the 1960s, revisionist historians upended standard academic views of the past by recognizing that gender is a key constituent of human experience, conditioning both the perceptions and behavior of historical actors. In contrast to traditional


relates particulars.” 2 This familiar distinction does not hold for Chinese historical writing. Most readers in the Chinese tradition would agree that the Shiji , as much as any work of poetry, did aim to express the universal, which in the Chinese context might be

In: Reading Sima Qian from Han to Song
Author: Leonard Blussé

This essay critically examines the Kai Ba Lidai Shiji (Annals of Batavia), a Chinese history of Batavia which was written by an anonymous Chinese author around 1794 as part of the rather large corpus of Chinese archival sources about the history of the Chinese community of Batavia/Jakarta. A short introduction about earlier authors who have dealt with the text is followed by comments on the composition, structure and historical value of this unique urban history.

In: Wacana
Author: Weijing Lu

Reviews / Nan Nü 12 (2010) 344-359 347 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156852610X545895 Wang Xueping 䌳暒厵 . 16-18 shiji binü shengcun zhuangtai yanjiu 16-18 ᶾ䲨⨊ ⤛䓇⬀䉨ン䞼䨞 (A study of the lives of maids: 16-18 th centuries). Haerbin: Hei- longjiang daxue chubanshe, 2008. 289 pp

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