Doctoral dissertations on China and on inner Asia, 1976-1990 : an annotated bibliography of studies in western languages /
compiled and edited by Frank Joseph Shulman, with contributions by Patricia Polansky and Anna Leon Shulman.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
xxviii, 1055 p. ; 29 cm.
031329111X (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
031329111X (alk. paper)
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Added cover title in Chinese: Guan yu Zhongguo zhi bo shi lun wen : Xi fang yu yan zhi can kao shu lu.
Supplement to Doctoral dissertations on China: a bibliography of studies in western languages, 1945-1970, by Leonard H.D. Gordon and Frank Joseph Shulman; and to Doctoral dissertations on China, 1971-1975: a bibliography of studies in western languages, by Frank Joseph Shulman.
Supplement to: Doctoral dissertations on China : a bibliography of studies in western languages, 1945-1970 / by Leonard H.D. Gordon and Frank Joseph Shulman; and to: Doctoral dissertations on China, 1971-1975 : a bibliography of studies in western languages / by Frank Joseph Shulman.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 1999-04:
DDCIA continues the Shulmans' earlier works on China. At first glance it may appear an unnecessary acquisition for libraries having access to printed or electronic forms of Dissertation Abstracts International or the Web version of Bibliography of Asian Studies . Nevertheless, DDCIA is worth considering on several counts. First, the Web BAS includes few dissertations. Second, the more comprehensive DAI is awkward to use in print, and limited in electronic form: abstracts do not appear until 1980, subject headings are too general for detailed research, and availability is indicated only for dissertations held by UMI. DDCIA's author and institution indexes are as good as DAI's, and its subject index, with detailed subject divisions and subdivisions, is far more useful. DDCIA also provides comprehensive coverage of foreign dissertations, descriptive content notes, translated titles, citations to abstracts in DAI, and availability information for the more than 10,000 works cited. Although DDCIA may be too expensive for most libraries satisfied with alternate forms of bibliographic access, major academic and research libraries with significant activity in Central and East Asian studies will find it a unique and essential resource. K. W. Berger; Duke University
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'œ[P]rovides comprehensive coverage of foreign dissertations, descriptive content notes, translated titles, citation to abstracts in DAI, and availability information for more than 10,000 works cited. [M]ajor academic and research libraries with significant activity in Central and East Asian studies will find it a unique and essential resource.'' Choice
'œThe book is a meticulously compiled reference work...a resource for study and reflection on the past and future state of the fields of China and Inner Asia.'' Intl Association of Orientalist Librarian IAOL
'œThis volume includes 10,293 dissertations from 40 countries on China, Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia, Taiwan, Tibet, and overseas Chinese, Mongolian, and Tibetan communities round the world....Nearly 50% of them were submitted to American institutions, and fully 51% have never been cited in Disseration Abstracts International, which we often think of (wishfully) as being complete....The entries are logically and conviently classified under forty-eight main subject headings and hundreds of subheadings; there are thousands of cross-references as well....This book is the product of twenty years of the most painstaking effort, carried out with a single-minded dedication and tenacious pursuit of detail that will seem quite incredible to those who do not know Mr. Shulman....[A] work that is as close to definitive as a reference book can possible be; it is truly a bibliography of record.'' Journal of East Asian Libraries
'œ...without question belong[s] in the reference collection of every major university research library. Graduate students and other researchers will want to consult it for its comprehensive coverage, informative commentary and user-friendliness.'' Pacific Affairs
'œ important milestone in mapping the field.'' Asiatische Studien
'œThis bibliographical guide is of immense assistance to those beginning their doctoral research and writing as well as to those looking for a new topic of research. By consulting this guide, one can quickly and conveniently compile a list of relevant theses related to the general topic of interest for the investgator....We are grateful for the toil and sustained effort made by Shulman and his associates to complete this wonderful bibliographical guide....Serious scholars will use this guide to become aware of the prodigious work that already has been produced in Chinese and Inner Asia studies as well as to pose those questions that still demand our attention.'' The China Quarterly
'œThis impressive bibliographical work, while aimed primarily at those specializing in China, Mongolia, and Tibet, is also useful for Southeast Asianists....The book's table of contents is broken down into numerous categories and sub-categories, allowing the reader to locate topics of interest with little difficulty. There is also a straight alphabetical index to the various topics. Another helpful feature is that references are also provided for monographs based on or derived from the dissertations, such publications being generally more accessible that the unpublished academic work.'' Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
'œDoctoral Dissertations on China and on Inner Asia, 1976-1990 tells us a great deal about the nature of China study, and the tremendous amount of research and knowledge that has already been produced. For all of us in the field, we must congratulate Frank Shulman and his associates for their great efforts to make known these achievements.'' JESHO
'œFrank Shulman has been compiling bibliographies of East Asian dissertations for so long now that he knows the business inside out, and it shows in this superb reference work.'' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
'œPainstakingly compiled over a 22-year period, this latest bibliography by Shulman continues his fine earlier works....It is truly a comprehensive and multidisciplinary bibliographic guide covering arts and humanities, social sciences, education, theology, law, medicine, architecture, and natural science....[A] compilation of this magnitude brings together a substantial body of China-related dissertations for researchers, students and librarians, and is a significant contribution. It is an indispensable reference for any higher institution with Asian studies programs.'' American Reference Books Annual
'œBrings to light the scope and richness of fifteen years of graduate studies in China and Inner Asia. The book is a meticulously compiled reference work by one of our most eminent bibliographers....Shulman's high professional standards are obvious in the clarity of organization and in the concise descriptions in the annotations. Perhaps the best indication of his bibliographic talent is the cross-referencing throughout the book.'' H-NET Book Review
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Long Description
The development of Chinese, Mongolian, and Tibetan Studies in the West since World War II has been accompanied by a dramatic growth in the number of doctoral degrees awarded for research concerned with the countries and civilizations of East Asia. In many cases, the dissertations written for these degrees offer a wealth of specialized information and reflect changing trends in scholarship. And, as China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan have become increasingly important on the world scene economically and politically, these dissertations have likewise become more significant to researchers. This bibliography includes annotated entries for over 10,000 dissertations on China, Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia, Taiwan, Tibet, and the overseas Chinese, Mongolian, and Tibetan communities completed between 1976 and 1990, with more than half of these not cited in Dissertation Abstracts International. The volume provides a broad picture of doctoral research on China and Inner Asia, with coverage of dissertations in the social and natural sciences, the arts and humanities, education, theology, and the major professions, including law, medicine, and architecture. While nearly half of the dissertations cited have been submitted to educational institutions in the United States more than 5000 entries represent research completed in 39 other countries. Slightly more than 70% of the dissertations focus almost entirely on China, the Chinese, or Inner Asia. But every effort has also been made to include those works which examine China and Inner Asia more broadly in relation to other regions and cultures. Each entry provides full bibliographic information, citations to one or two of the author's published thesis abstracts, and an indication of the availability of copies. This material is accompanied by a brief descriptive annotation of the scope, contents, objective, and relevance of the dissertation. The entries are classified and grouped together in topical chapters, and the volume includes a detailed table of contents, thousands of cross-references, and three extensive indexes to facilitate its use. Since many of the dissertations are unavailable from UMI, an appendix provides a detailed guide for obtaining copies of these works.
Table of Contents
Anthropology and Sociology Archaeology Architecture and Gardens
Art and Art History China and Chinese Civilization and Culture Outside of China Crime and Criminology
Dance Demography, Population, and Family Planning Economy Education Education of Chinese
Students at Institutions Outside of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Environment Film and Cinema
Folklore Food and Drinks Geography Health and Medicine Historic Preservation
History of China and the Chinese History of Mongolia and the Mongolians History of Tibet and the Tibetans
Housing International Economic, Military and Political Relations of the People's Republic of China since 1949
International Economic, Military and Political Relations of the Republic of China on Taiwan Since 1949
International Economic and Political Relations of Hong Kong Since 1945
International Economic and Political Relations of the Mongolian People's Republic Since 1945
Language Law Libraries, Archives, and Information Services Literature Martial Arts Mass Media
Military and National Defense Mongolian Communities, Civilization, and Culture Outside of Mongolia
Music Numismatics Overseas Chinese Communities Politics and Government Psychology
Religion and Philosophy Science, Engineering, and Technology Speech and Communication
Sports and Recreation Tibetan Communities, Civilization, and Culture Outside of Tibet
Tourism Guide to the Availability of Dissertations
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