Shih Huang Ti
orders the construction of the nearly infinite Wall of China and likewise orders the burning of all books written before his reign.
Shih Huang Ti
, the first Chinese emperor, wore one as long ago as 210 BC, or there abouts.
The essay by Borges I intended to discuss in class this morning is frightfully prophetic: the same emperor, Shih Huang Ti
, who built the Chinese Wall also ordered all the books that preceded him to be burned.
The first archaeological evidence of material worn around the neck dates back to the rule of Shih Huang Ti
who, in 221 BC, became the first emperor of the united China.
a new dynasty began to rule over China, the Ch'in, the first emperor of that dynasty being Shih Huang Ti
Born into an aristocratic family in Ch'in, he entered that state's army and rose to general; waged several brilliantly successful campaigns under Shih Huang Ti
to unify China under the Ch'in (230-222); continued to serve Shih Huang Ti
after he became Emperor (222), and led expeditions to expand the area of Chinese rule; suppressed a serious peasant rebellion in the disorders surrounding Shih Huang Ti
's death (210-209); led an ill-prepared army of 200,000 against a huge army assembled by the rebel Hsiang Yu, and was forced to surrender, after which he was buried alive with his men (207).