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Area bibliography of China
Wang, Richard T.
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997.
Physical Description:
xiii, 334 pages ; 23 cm.
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Includes index.
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A combination of scholarly, commercial, and popular interests has generated a large quantity of literature on every aspect of Chinese life during the past two decades. This bibliography reflects these combined interests; it is broken up into sections by subject headings, and cross-references refer the researcher to related topics.

Author Notes

Richard T. Wang (Ph.D., University of Virginia) has been a librarian and teacher in East Asian studies for more than thirty years and is currently Chinese Studies Librarian and adjunct faculty of Chinese Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of several subject bibliographies including Ming Studies in Japan and Major Sources for Chinese Population Studies.

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Choice Review

Covering subjects from all aspects of Chinese life, this bibliography cites more than 4,000 English-language publications on China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. The majority of the publications are monographs and annuals; journal articles are excluded. The entries are organized by topic, but there are no annotations. Both Pinyin and Wade-Giles romanization systems are used. An author index completes the volume. Although the criteria for inclusion specify no definite time span, the work lists more recent publications in certain subjects but older publications in others. It also attempts to be "comprehensive and selective" and seeks a balance between scholarly and general interests. Readers should be aware of problems the work presents. The index contains numerous errors; authors are not properly referred to the corresponding citations (p. 295 cites nine authors, none of whom are listed in the index). There are numerous repetitions throughout the book (e.g., the first and third entries are the same, except one is a title entry and the other an author entry). Mistakes such as these combined with poor editing/proofreading will frustrate users. Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students in Chinese studies. K. T. Wei; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign