Qin Shihuang and his books and scholars 秦始皇焚书坑儒

Turning on tv tonight, Smithsonian channel is showing China’s Dragon Emperor, which claims books/scholars burning never happened 秦始皇焚书坑儒没有发生 and he wasn’t a terrible emperor as we had taught/believed. The tv show gives credit to him as  who had unified China and language. Many Chinese characters are still in use by us now, with 1.4 billion people, 56 ethnic groups who speak 120 languages dialects. Funny the tv show says, “120 languages” which I’ll have to disagree. It’s dialects!! I checked on wiki and it doesn’t dispute whether Qin had burned the books and scholars.

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