Emperor Jing

Emperor Jing (r. 157-141 BCE)

“It is said that Heaven rewards the doer of good with blessings and the doer of evil with misfortune.”

  • From a speech/edict delivered by Emperor Jing, recorded in the Records of the Grand Historian (Shi Ji, 106) by Sima Qian. Translated by Burton Watson (Columbia University Press, 1993).

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