Li Si

Li Si

Li Si was a Chinese politician of the Qin dynasty. He served as the Chancellor of the Qin dynasty from 246–208 BC. Apart from being a well known Legalist, writer and politician, he was also a notable calligrapher. He served under two rulers: Qin Shi Huang, the king of the Qin state and later the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty; Qin Er Shi, Qin Shi Huang's youngest son and the Second Emperor. A powerful politician, he was central to the Qin state's policies, including those on military conquest, draconian centralization of state control, standardization of weights, measures and the written script, and persecution of Confucianism and opponents of Legalism. His methods of administration ... more on Wikipedia

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