Ideology and Value Divergence
Assassins in Chinese Historiography
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- Piety; Assassinators; Sima Qian
Study on different narratives between western and eastern historians have emphasized that due to ideological influences, individual in western or eastern culture has different patterns to getting oneself involved in political life. As an extreme political weapon for some specific goals, assassins played an important role in changing the situation for revenge and other radical operations. A case study focused on how value teachings produced assassins and political plots is an ideal demonstration to further develop the narrative studies between different cultures. This article examines the assassin case by using the text of Sima Qian’s Grand Scribes of Records and related contexts. It is argued that the rewarding mechanism from the elites is the driving force for traditional Chinese plebeians to participate and practice their political crafts.
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TY - CONF AU - Xingyu An AU - Yuxiao Zhang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/24 TI - Ideology and Value Divergence BT - Proceedings of the 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1552 EP - 1556 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211220.262 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211220.262 ID - An2021 ER -