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Title The Cambridge encyclopedia of China / general editor, Brian Hook ; [advisory editors, Cheng Te-k'un ... and others]
Published Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982

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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
Summary Brief entries cover the geography, history, economy, culture, laws, medicine, sports, politics, religion, literature, drama, cuisine, architecture, art, and science of China
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 488-491
Subject China -- Civilization.
China -- Dictionaries.
China -- Dictionaries.
China -- Encyclopedias.
China -- History.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Author Hook, Brian.
LC no. 81009927
ISBN 0521230993