Sima Qian

 

Sima Qian (first major historian of China, c. 145-90 BCE)

“No one knows why order comes about – such is the ordering of a true sage.”

  • From The Basic Annals of Qin in the Records of the Grand Historian (Shi ji) by Sima Qian, translated by Burton Watson. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

 

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