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China bibliography : a research guide to reference works about China past and present /
by Harriet T. Zurndorfer.
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Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1995.
description
xiv, 380 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004102787 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1995.
isbn
9004102787 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
1192975
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 1995-12:
Sinologists will find China Bibliography a scholarly and informative survey of traditional, basic, and contemporary resources essential to their research. The introduction presents an excellent history of western Chinese studies going back to the 16th century and a discussion of library collections for Chinese studies. The major chapters address bibliography; journals and newspapers; biographies; geography of China; dictionaries; encyclopedias, yearbooks and statistical references; ts'ung-shu and other important collections of textual material; indexes and concordances; the Chinese calendar; and translations. Each chapter begins with an overview of the type of publication. The entries themselves include authors or editors, titles (those in Chinese appear first in romanization and then in characters), place and date of publication (publishers are omitted except where there can be confusion with other works or editions), and informative annotations. Most of the materials cited are in Chinese, although many titles are in Western languages, and some in Japanese. There are separate indexes for persons, titles, and subjects. For the areas of Chinese studies not covered (e.g., archaeology, the classics, dissertations), the author cites other established bibliographic guides. An essential acquisition for any collection supporting serious research in sinology. Upper-division through faculty. K. W. Berger; Duke University
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' An essential acquisition for any collection supporting serious research in sinology.'K.W. Berger Choice, 1995.' ...this volume is highly recommended for all libraries with a major reference collection.'Hwa-Wei Lee, American Reference Books Annual, 1996.' ...I have enjoyed both the scholarship and good judgement of the author and found it rewarding to use the book. I am convinced that it belongs in every sinological library to be used by students as well as by teachers who introduce the students to the large and increasingly complicated field of bibliography in Chinese studies.'Leif Littrup, Acta Orientalia, 1996.' For what she has done, most successfully, is give an overview that can guide us, economically and swiftly, into the entire earned universe of China's earlier culture. From such a preliminary base, any other kinds of technology may fruitfully be pursued.'Jonathan Spence, The China Quarterly, 1996.' This China Bibliography is an excellent piece of work and must be recommended to all sinologists and students of sinology.'Imre Hamar, Acta Orietn. Hung., 1996.
'"An essential acquisition for any collection supporting serious research in sinology.' K.W. Berger "Choice, 1995. '..".this volume is highly recommended for all libraries with a major reference collection.' Hwa-Wei Lee, "American Reference Books Annual, 1996. '..".I have enjoyed both the scholarship and good judgement of the author and found it rewarding to use the book. I am convinced that it belongs in every sinological library to be used by students as well as by teachers who introduce the students to the large and increasingly complicated field of bibliography in Chinese studies.' Leif Littrup, "Acta Orientalia, 1996. '"For what she has done, most successfully, is give an overview that can guide us, economically and swiftly, into the entire earned universe of China's earlier culture. From such a preliminary base, any other kinds of technology may fruitfully be pursued.' Jonathan Spence, "The China Quarterly, 1996. '"This China Bibliography is an excellent piece of work and must be recommended to all sinologists and students of sinology.' Imre Hamar, "Acta Orietn. Hung., 1996.
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Long Description
This volume serves as a guide to all facets of China study: from advice on choosing an appropriate literary dictionary to finding the most recent yearbooks that offer statistical data about the contemporary economy. China Bibliography does not restrict itself to one particular 'discipline', but considers the development of Chinese civilization as a whole, from its imperial beginnings to the present, and therefore demonstrates how one would find information about Chinese history, literature, religion, linguistics, collectanea, as well as present day PRC economic and political policies. Because this book also explains how bibliographical data on China has accumulated over the last 300 years (including within China itself), it also may help the reader understand the significance of a particular type of reference work.
Main Description
This volume serves as a guide to all facets of China study: from advice on choosing an appropriate literary dictionary to finding the most recent yearbooks that offer statistical data about the contemporary economy. China Bibliography does not restrict itself to one particular discipline, but considers the development of Chinese civilization as a whole, from its imperial beginnings to the present, and therefore demonstrates how one would find information about Chinese history, literature, religion, linguistics, collectanea, as well as present day PRC economic and political policies. Because this book also explains how bibliographical data on China has accumulated over the last 300 years (including within China itself), it also may help the reader understand the significance of a particular type of reference work.
Description for Reader
All those interested in China, from academic readers to those working in China who want to know how to find sources for the most up-to-date information.
Long Description
This volume serves as a guide to all facets of China study: from advice on choosing an appropriate literary dictionary to finding the most recent yearbooks that offer statistical data about the contemporary economy. "China Bibliography does not restrict itself to one particular 'discipline', but considers the development of Chinese civilization as a whole, from its imperial beginnings to the present, and therefore demonstrates how one would find information about Chinese history, literature, religion, linguistics, collectanea, as well as present day PRC economic and political policies. Because this book also explains how bibliographical data on China has accumulated over the last 300 years (including within China itself), it also may help the reader understand the significance of a particular type of reference work.

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