A Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han and Xin Periods
English | April 2000 | ISBN: 9004103643 | 861 Pages | PDF | 36 MB
This is a unique and conclusive reference work about the 6,000 individual men and women known to us from China s formative first empires. Over decennia Michael Loewe (Cambridge, UK) has painstakingly collected all biographical information available. Not only those are dealt with who set the literary forms and intellectual background of traditional China, such as writers, scholars, historians and philosophers, but also those officials who administered the empire, and the military leaders who fought in civil warfare or with China s neighbours.