-The reader of this admirable translation will be able to appreciate why the History of the Former Han, a great work of literature as well as of history, is, for the Chinese, what the work of Thucydides is for the Western world. -Times Literary Supplement
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About the Author
Burton Watson is one of the world's best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. His translations include The Lotus Sutra, The Vimalakirti Sutra, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century, all published by Columbia.