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Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography = 宝库山中华传记字典 /
Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography

Author: Kerry Brown, China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, editor in chief. ; ; Kerry Brown
Publisher: Great Barrington, Massachusetts : Berkshire Publishing Group, [2014]-
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, the first publication of its kind since 1898, is the work of more than one hundred internationally recognized experts from nearly a dozen countries. It has been designed to satisfy the growing thirst of students, researchers, professionals, and general readers for knowledge about China. It makes the entire span of Chinese history manageable by introducing the reader to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biography Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Brown, China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, editor in chief. ; ; Kerry Brown
ISBN: 9781933782669 1933782668 9781614729754 1614729751 9781614729143 161472914X 9781614729150 1614729158 9781614729167 1614729166 9781614729006 161472900X
OCLC Number: 727701558
Description: volumes : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. c. 2100 BCE-907CE: Xia and Shang Dynasties ; Zhou Dynasty ; Qin Dynasty ; Southern and Northern Dynasties ; Sui Dynasty ; Tang Dynasty --
vol. 2. 960-1644: Song Dynasty ; Jurchen jin Dynasty ; Yuan Dynasty ; Ming Dynasty --
vol. 3. 1644-1979: Qing Dynasty ; Republic of China ; People's Republic of China --
vol. 4. 1979-2015: People's Republic of China ; Greater China
Responsibility: Kerry Brown, Lau China Institute at King's College, London, editor in chief.

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Like previous volumes of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, this volume includes a range of appendices, including a pronunciation guide, a bibliography, and a timeline of key events.  Read more...

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All students of China and indeed of East Asia and world history will be greatly aided in their studies by this comprehensive reference work, a true milestone in collaborative historical research. Read more...

 
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