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Ban Gu's history of early China
AuthorClark, Anthony E.
Pub. LocationAmherstPublisherCambria Press
Date2008Phys. Desc.dig. [xix, 302 pages ; 24 cm]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberDS748.P38 C53 2008
Ban Gu's history of early China / by Anthony E. Clark.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

Local access dig. epub [Clark-Ban Gu.epub]

Subject(s)Ban Gu 班固, 32-92. Hanshu 漢書
China--History--Han dynasty, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.
Rec. TypeDigital Book (epub)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19759
ISBN9781604975611; 160497561XLCCN2008037847OCLC819325503