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Book News Annotation:

Editor Pong (East Asian studies, U. of Delaware) and ten associate and consulting editors and the publisher's staff have brought together this carefully prepared four-volume reference for public and academic libraries. The set contains approximately 870 entries and some 70 sidebars pertaining to all aspects of life in China including various aspects of government, geography, family life, ethnicity, the arts, economics, historical structures and archaeology, communications and transportation, and economics, among other themes. In selecting entries the editors made numerous decisions (for example the emphasis on topical and thematic studies rather than biographical entries); they also made the discovery that much remains to be done as far as scholarship in new fields such as popular culture, race, identity, and gender, and so, many of the entries present original work and new points of view. Typical entries are generally about a page in length and include references and cross references; more extensive entries such as "agricultural production" comprise a collection of essays. Supplementary materials include maps, color photos, a thematic outline, a listing of major chronological periods, a chronology, conversion tables (Chinese Romanization), a glossary of Chinese characters, tables displaying data regarding international relations and treaties, generous selections from some 40 primary sources (among them: the Treaty of Nanking, Cairo Declaration, "On the Correct Handling of Contradictions," Mao Zedong), and an extensive bibliography. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684315669
Publisher:
Charles Scribners & Sons
Subject:
Civilization
Other:
Pong, David
Manufactured by:
Charles Scribners & Sons Publishing
Manufactured:
Gale Cengage Learning
Manufactured:
Charles Scribners & Sons Publishing
Author:
Charles Scribners & Sons Publishing
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Subject:
International - General
Subject:
China Civilization 1949-
Subject:
China Civilization 1644-1912.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
World History - China
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
2500
Dimensions:
9.60x7.70x4.70 in. 1.14 lbs.

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