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Book of Later Han
The Book of Later Han () is a history of the Chinese Empire which was compiled by Fan Yeh (范晔; 398-445), using a number of earlier histories as sources. It covers the history of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).
The Book of Later Han is part of the Four Early Histories, together with:
- Shiji (Book of the Great Historian) by Sima Qian
- Hanshu (漢書, Book of Han) by Ban Biao
- Sanguo Zhi (三國志, "Records of the Three Kingdoms") by Chen Shou
These Four Early Histories are in turn part of the larger canon of Chinese histories known as the Twenty-Four Histories.
- Hill, John E. 2003. "Annotated Translation of the Chapter on the Western Regions according to the Hou Hanshu." 2nd Draft Edition. 
- Yu, Taishan. 2004. A History of the Relationships between the Western and Eastern Han, Wei, Jin, Northern and Southern Dynasties and the Western Regions. Sino-Platonic Papers No. 131 March, 2004. Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania.
- Silk Road Seattle (The Silk Road Seattle website contains many useful resources including a number of full-text historical works, maps, photos, etc.)
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