Concubines and Character Assassination

It never fails to amuse me when commentators like myself get anguished over the Chinese Communist Party’s misrepresentation of history.   What Chinese dynasties don’t misrepresent history, demonizing their predecessors and building their own reflective edifices?  It’s a critical part of the Chinese historical tradition. But when one reads Sima Qian, that smooth stylist, that master spinner of yarns, it is easy to forget that … Continue reading Concubines and Character Assassination