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Ban Gu's history of early China [electronic resource] / by Anthony E. Clark.

By: Clark, Anthony E.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amherst, NY : Cambria Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xix, 302 p.).ISBN: 9781624991561 (electronic bk.); 1624991564 (electronic bk.); 9781613364383; 1613364385.Subject(s): Ban, Gu, 32-92. Han shu | China -- History -- Han dynasty, 202 B.C.-220 A.D | Historiography -- China | Ban, Gu | Hanshu | Geschichtsschreibung | Handynastie | China | HISTORY / Asia / ChinaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ban Gu's history of early China.DDC classification: 931/.04 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Inscribing the past: a history of Chinese history -- The perennial dangers of direct criticism -- Praise, blame, and the modes of judgment -- Inscribing the text: a history of the history of the Han -- "True editions" and Qing skepticism -- Structure and sources of the history of the Han -- Accretions and additions -- From Han to PRC: filiations of transmission -- Inscribing the family: a history of the Ban clan -- Ban Gu, Sima Qian, and rewriting the past -- Inscribing genealogy -- Ban Bo and the family's rise to a consort clan -- Narrating though the dangers of court -- Historicizing advantage: highlighting privilege, loyalty, and influence -- Inscribing the self: ban gu's positioning of text and self -- Eclipse of the imperial family: Wang Mang and the Liu eviction -- Constructing Wang Mang: duplicity, omenology, and despotism -- Inheriting family principles in the wake of political collapse -- Ban Gu: filial son and favored historian -- A new heaven, a new mandate -- Inscribing the state: killing snakes, chasing deer, and reconceiving -- Heaven's mandate -- Heaven and its mandate: earlier assumptions and later innovations -- Killing snakes: legitimizing the Han's mandate -- Chasing deer: a predetermined and permanent mandate -- Zan : a final appraisal.
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Inscribing the past: a history of Chinese history -- The perennial dangers of direct criticism -- Praise, blame, and the modes of judgment -- Inscribing the text: a history of the history of the Han -- "True editions" and Qing skepticism -- Structure and sources of the history of the Han -- Accretions and additions -- From Han to PRC: filiations of transmission -- Inscribing the family: a history of the Ban clan -- Ban Gu, Sima Qian, and rewriting the past -- Inscribing genealogy -- Ban Bo and the family's rise to a consort clan -- Narrating though the dangers of court -- Historicizing advantage: highlighting privilege, loyalty, and influence -- Inscribing the self: ban gu's positioning of text and self -- Eclipse of the imperial family: Wang Mang and the Liu eviction -- Constructing Wang Mang: duplicity, omenology, and despotism -- Inheriting family principles in the wake of political collapse -- Ban Gu: filial son and favored historian -- A new heaven, a new mandate -- Inscribing the state: killing snakes, chasing deer, and reconceiving -- Heaven's mandate -- Heaven and its mandate: earlier assumptions and later innovations -- Killing snakes: legitimizing the Han's mandate -- Chasing deer: a predetermined and permanent mandate -- Zan : a final appraisal.

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