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Title:
The Indiana companion to traditional Chinese literature, volume 2
Author:
Nienhauser, William H.
Publication Information:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xxxv, 547 pages ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780253334565
Format :
Book

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Summary

""A vertitable feast of concise, useful, reliable, and up-to-dateinformation (all prepared by top scholars in the field), Nienhauser's now two-volumetitle stands alone as THE standard reference work for the study of traditionalChinese literature. Nothing like it has ever been published."" --Choice

The second volume to The Indiana Companion to TraditionalChinese Literature is both a supplement and an update to the original volume. VolumeII includes over 60 new entries on famous writers, works, and genres of traditionalChinese literature, followed by an extensive bibliographic update (1985-1997) ofeditions, translations, and studies (primarily in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German) for the 500+ entries of Volume I.


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Choice Review

With this volume, Nienhauser (Univ. of Wisconsin) updates and supplements the first volume of Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature (CH, Jul'87). The supplement portion of this latest Companion includes more than 60 informative entries on major writers, works, and genres not included in the first volume. Prominent examples include Ch'in Kuan, 1049-1100, Chuang Tzu, and children's literature (er-t'ung wen-hs"ueh). In general, these and other entries are a bit longer and more detailed than those in the first Companion. The update portion appears in the form of a bibliography, running almost 300 pages in length, which provides supplementary bibliographical references (mostly in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German, covering 1984 through 1996) to the more than 500 entries that make up the 1986 bibliography. A veritable feast of concise, useful, reliable, and up-to-date information (all prepared by top scholars in the field), Nienhauser's now two-volume title stands alone as the standard reference work for the study of traditional Chinese literature. Nothing like it has ever been published. Mandatory for all academic libraries and most large public libraries. J. M. Hargett; SUNY at Albany