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He was both executed and chopped into two at the waist? Will someone clarify.
- Execution was apparently by being bisected. Nasty, no? See cited references. Dragonbones 15:49, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
== Lǐ Sī is a werid name
Please see clarification at seal script page. He played a role in standardizing the already existing seal script (e.g., eliminating variant forms within the Qin script). The standardized form then supplanted regional variants. Dragonbones 14:24, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
"Lǐ Sī was originally from the kingdom of Chu. When he was young,..."
Is the above apocryphal, or does someone have evidence for it? I really wish people would provide more references. Dragonbones 15:53, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
- from Britannica:
- Li Si
- born 280 BC?, Chu state, central China
- died 208 BC, Xianyang, Shaanxi province
- Minister of the Qin dynasty in China who utilized the ideas of Hanfeizi to make the Qin the first centralized Chinese empire.
- His ordering of the “Qin bibliocaust”—the burning of all books—earned him the opprobrium of future generations of Confucian scholars
- --Skyfiler 16:06, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
Removed Shiji story
One day he saw a mouse eating filthy food inside the toilet, and took note that whenever someone or a dog came near, the mouse would hide in fear. Later he saw another mouse in the granary eating the food stored there, which was free of fear because no human or dog goes there. Thinking about the difference between the two mice, he came to understand that no matter how much talent a man might have, his life depended on his environment and the best is to be like the mouse living in the granary.
- This story was probably invented by Sima Qian to emphasize Li Si's "nature".--Confuzion 05:04, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
Did he runa so;rt of intelligence/spy angency?
Copyright or License Infringement
I hate to help Wikipedia, but this site http:// www .history-of-china. com/qin-dynasty/lisi.htm claims copyright on what are substantially complete passages of your text. This doesn't seem Fair Use either way. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:48, 13 April 2011 (UTC)