Qin Shi Huang (Recorded By Sima Qian)

Qin Shi Huang (First Emperor of Qin, r. 221-210)

“It was because of the marquises and kings that the world suffered so long from unending strife and warfare.”

  • A quote from a speech attributed to the First Emperor of Qin (also known as Qin Shi Huang or Shihuangdi), recorded in the Records of the Grand Historian (Shi Ji 6) by Sima Qian (c. 145-90 BCE). Translated by Burton Watson (Columbia University Press, 1993).

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