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The Cambridge encyclopedia of China

Author: Brian Hook
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brief entries cover the geography, history, economy, culture, laws, medicine, sports, politics, religion, literature, drama, cuisine, architecture, art, and science of China.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Hook
ISBN: 0521230993 9780521230995
OCLC Number: 7553624
Description: 492 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The land and resources of China --
Geographical and climatic regions --
Natural resources --
Communications --
The economy --
The inhabitants of China --
Anthropology --
The Non-Han cultures of China --
External China --
The society of China --
The social order --
Law --
Education --
Health and medicine --
Games and sports --
The continuity of China --
Legendary prehistory --
Archaeology --
The Shang Dynasty (c. 1480-1050 BC) --
The Chou Dynasty (c. 1122-221 BC) --
The Ch'in Dynasty (221-206 BC) --
The Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 220) --
Wei, Chin and Northern and Southern Dynasties (AD 220-581) --
The Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618) --
The T'ang Dynasty (AD 618-907) --
Five dynasties and ten kingdoms (AD 907-59) --
The Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279) --
The Yuan Dynasty (AD 1276-1368) --
The Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644) --
The Ch'ing Dynasty (AD 1644-1912) --
The Republican Period (1912-49) --
The People's Republic --
The mind and senses of China --
Beliefs, customs and folklore --
Philosophy and religion --
Words and signs --
Literature --
Drama, music and cinema --
Cuisine --
Time and quantities --
Art and architecture --
Design and symbol --
Historical phases and schools --
Techniques of art forms and crafts --
Architecture --
Science and technology --
Agriculture and biological sciences --
Physical sciences --
Technology --
Mining and civil engineering. --
Practical indicator --
Common Chinese notices: basic recognition for foreigners --
Social and public manners --
East-West friction --
Do's and don'ts in personal or commercial contact with individual Chinese.
Responsibility: general editor, Brian Hook.
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