Sima Qian - Records of the Grand Historian DBQ
 
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Sima Qian - Records of the Grand Historian
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"The Xiongnu had defeated the king of the Yuezhi and had made his skull into a drinking vessel. As a result the Yuezhi…bore a constant grudge against the Xiongnu, though as yet they had been unable to find anyone to join them in an attack on their enemy…. When the emperor* heard this, he decided to try to send an envoy to establish relations with the Yuezhi." - Sima Qian (died 86 B.C.E.), Records of the Grand Historian *Wudi
 
 
 
 
Directions: Answer the following questions based on the reading and your knowledge of social studies.
 
1. Why did the Yuezhi hold a grudge against the Xiongnu?
 
2. Why did Emperor Wudi move to establish relations with the Yuezhi?
 
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