Catalogue


Who's who in the People's Republic of China /
by Wolfgang Bartke.
edition
2nd ed., with more than 1,000 portraits. --
imprint
München ; New York : K.G. Saur, 1987.
description
ix, 786 p. ; 30 cm.
ISBN
3598106106
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imprint
München ; New York : K.G. Saur, 1987.
isbn
3598106106
general note
"A Publication of the Institute of Asian Affairs, Hamburg"--T.p. verso.
Includes index.
Title also in Chinese: Zhonghua ren min gong he guo ren ming lu.
catalogue key
271424
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1987-12:
This revised edition of a standard biographical reference work provides the most up-to-date (through July 1986) information available in English on Chinese elites. Bartke (Institute of Asian Affairs, Hamburg, West Germany) has culled information on nearly 3,700 individuals from his extensive files based on various news sources. Only 917 of the 2,026 persons covered in the first edition (CH, Sep '81) are carried forward owing to deaths, resignations, and purges. Reflecting Deng Xiaoping's policy of upgrading the status of cultural workers, nearly 25% of the entries in this edition are for scientists, writers, and artists. Information given includes current and former positions, a brief biography for pre-1949 data, and a chronological listing of activities since 1949. Entries are in alphabetic order according to Pinyin romanization, but Wade-Giles transcription and original Chinese characters are also given. Photographs are included for 1,058 people. Especially important in this edition are the convenient tables of Politburo members, leading provincial party secretaries, ambassadors, and other government and military leaders. Also new to this edition is an extremely useful index by occupation. The printing and arrangement of information are improved over the first edition. Essential for reference collections servicing the social sciences.-M.H. Donovan, The Ohio State University
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Reference & Research Book News, July 1987
Choice, December 1987
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