...IntroductionThe Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu 春秋; hereafter the Annals) occupies an exceptional position in China’s historiographic tradition. On the one hand, it is an extremely prestigious text. Suffice it to mention that the lengthy...
...Introduction Like many key thinkers, Sima Qian (or Ssu-ma Ch’ien) changed history by writing history, but he is also in the select category of those who virtually created the field of historiography in their culture. He was the first person...
...Introduction From Aristotle to Mary Hesse (1924–2016), generations of philosophers have reflected upon analogy and analogical reasoning. The consensus is that an analogy is “a comparison between two objects, or systems of objects...
Q. Edward Wang is Professor of History at Rowan University, USA. He won a Faculty Research Achievement Award at Rowan in 2013 and received Changjiang Professorship at Peking University in China, which he has held since 2007. He has published extensively on historical theory, history of historiography, Asian cultural and intellectual history and comparative history and historiography including A Global History of Modern Historiography (co-authored with Georg G. Iggers & Supriya Mukherjee, 2008 & 2017) and Marxist Historiographies: A Global Perspective (co-edited with Georg G. Iggers, 2015), amongst others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Introduction As history studies the past, history of historiography is principally the study of historians’ past. In common parlance, the word “historiography” means how history is written. However, since one can only study the past...
Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I: Ancient and Medieval Traditions
Bloomsbury Academic, 2021
Critical Readings in Historiography
...As the first volume of the series, we are going to deal with the beginning of historical writings from ancient times to around the fourteenth century. Yet we are immediately confronted with the question: where should we begin? As explained...
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