Open discussion (possible directions):
Reflect on your discussion contributions. It may be useful to compare my impressions with your impressions. A few points on discussion:
Reflecting on contributions from peers:
Today, we focus our discussion on the following two sets of questions outlined in the homework:
How is Sima Qian’s personal biography essential to understanding his public role?
How did Sima Qian understand the responsibility of the historian? How was his approach like and unlike your understanding of how historians work?