Historical Records of the Five Dynasties

Historical Records of the Five Dynasties

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Only fragments of historical text from China's middle period have been translated into English, until now. Here at last is the first major Chinese historical work from the Song dynasty. Written by Ouyang Xiu, an intellectual giant of the eleventh century, this is a history of the preceding century (907--979), a period known as the Five Dynasties.The historical and literary significance of Ouyang's achievement cannot be underestimated. In rewriting the existing official history of the Five Dynasties, Ouyang -- whose own time was characterized by extraordinary intellectual and polI can accept death for the empire, but cannot countenance saving my life by following somebodya#39;s slave! ... placed before him and commanded ten of his stoutest warriors to slice pieces of Honga#39;s flesh to eat, Hong cursing vociferously to hisanbsp;...

Title:Historical Records of the Five Dynasties
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2004-04-05

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