First published in 1989, this translation from the Zizhi tongjian of
Sima Guang is now out of print and available only through specialist
libraries. The present version, almost thirty years after the original
publication, represents a formal second edition and is offered to those
who may be interested in the history of the Later Han dynasty on the eve
of its fall into ruin at the end of the second century AD.
Both the translation and the notes have been revised, with some
references to later works, including my own. The format is different, but the original pagination is indicated throughout.
Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University