Zuozhuan and early Chinese historiography

Martin Kern (Editor), Nino Luraghi (Editor), Yuri Pines (Editor)

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"Zuozhuan (Zuo Tradition) is the foundational text of Chinese historiography and the largest text from preimperial China. For two millennia, its immense complexity has given rise to countless controversies, with scholars debating its nature, time of composition, and historical reliability. In the present volume-the first of its kind in any Western language-leading scholars of ancient China, Greece, and Rome approach Zuozhuan from multi-faceted perspectives to examine in detail Zuozhuan's sources, narrative patterns, and meta-narrative devices; analyze the text in dialogue with other ancient Chinese works; and open it to the comparative study with ancient Greek and Roman historiography"--
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
ISBN (Electronic)9004685367
StatePublished - 2023


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