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I know the question is asking about whether original 2100 year old bamboo versions of Sima Qian's Records of the Grand Historian exist or not. I liked @samuel-russell 's response about source material being tough for just a few decades. I'd like to note that there are copies of Sima Qian's work available online on the internet in Chinese. And there are also ...


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I like @Semaphore 's answer above. I'd like to clarify a little: What kind of history are you asking about? There is an important distinction between recorded history and pre-history. Generally speaking, when people speak about history, they are referring to recorded history, which requires the answer to be no, Chinese history is between 2,500 and 4,000 ...



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