#22356 Overall Influence

Sima Qian

Chinese historian and writer

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Sima Qian was a Chinese historian of the early Han dynasty . He is considered the father of Chinese historiography for his Records of the Grand Historian, a general history of China in the Jizhuanti style covering more than two thousand years beginning from the rise of the legendary Yellow Emperor and the formation of the first Chinese polity to the reigning sovereign of Sima Qian's time, Emperor Wu of Han. As the first universal history of the world as it was known to the ancient Chinese, the Records of the Grand Historian served as a model for official history-writing for subsequent Chinese dynasties and the Chinese cultural sphere up until the 20th century.

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#1061 World Rank
History
#3715 World Rank
Philosophy
#5675 World Rank
Literature
#9511 World Rank
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