The Grand Scribe’s Records: History of the First History of China

Tuesday, December 3, 2019    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM LECTURE 11:00 AM  The Grand Scribe’s Records: History of the First History of China Often compared to The Histories of Herodotus, The Grand Scribe’s Records (Shiji 史記 in Chinese) was the founding work of historical writing in China. Written by Sima Qian 司馬遷 around 100 BCE, Grand Scribe’s […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–International Scholars Convene at Elling Eide Research Library

For the second consecutive year, twelve scholars from China, Europe and the U.S. meet in Sarasota in early November to continue working on the first complete English translation, in nine volumes, of the Shiji 史記, or “The Grand Scribe’s Records,” one of the most important narratives of traditional China. William H. Nienhauser, Jr., Halls-Bascom, Professor […]