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Historiography, pre-modern
(3,511 words)

Since time immemorial, history has played a central role for China's self-conception. Constant references to the past and the citation of historical examples have not only defined communication among the educated public in pre-modern China but also intellectual debates from the late 19th century to the present conce…

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Mittag, Achim, “Historiography, pre-modern”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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