Compiling History in the Time of Prosperity and Continuing Our Civilization

December 2009
Chinese Studies in History;Winter2009/2010, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p15
Academic Journal
An interview with Chinese historian Dai Yi, Director of the Commission for the Compilation of the "Qingshi (Qing History)," is presented. When asked about the importance of the Qingshi project, he refers China's scholarly heritage in which each succeeding dynasty undertook creating a history of its predecessors. When asked about the political support for the project, he discusses the progress made in Qing studies under the Chinese Communist Party over the past 50 years. Dai also discusses his philosophy of history.


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