An Historical Sketch of Chinese Historiography

  • Huaiqi Wu

Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

About this book


This book systematically traces the development of Chinese historiography from the 2nd century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. Refusing to fit the Chinese historical narration into the modern Western discourse, the author highlights the significant questions that concern traditional historians, their philosophical foundations, their development over three thousand years and their influence on the intelligentsia.

China is a country defined in terms of its history and its historians have worked hard to record the past. However, this book approaches Chinese history from the very beginning not only as a way of recording, but also as a way of dealing with the past in order to orient the people of the present in the temporal dimension of their lives.

This book was listed as the key textbook of the “Eleventh Five-year Plan” for college students in China.


Chinese Historiography Chinese philosophy Philosophy of history Western philosophy and Chinese philosophy The West and the East

Authors and affiliations

  • Huaiqi Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-56252-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-56253-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1861
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