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Author Perkins, Dorothy.

Title Encyclopedia of China : the essential reference to China, its history and culture / Dorothy Perkins
Published New York : Facts on File, 1999
New York : Facts on File, [1999]


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Description ix, 662 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary More than 1,000 entries explore all aspects of China's past, present and future, with essay-length entries on provinces and major cities; Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and other religions; family life; calligraphy, embroidery, sculpture and other arts and crafts; folktales and mythology; martial arts, including tai chi chuan and kung fu; native animals and plants; emperors and dynasties; political movements and institutions; traditional medicine; contemporary leaders; festivals and holidays; foreign relations; language and writing; educational systems; Chinese communities around the world; and much more. Photographs and illustrations depict Chinese art and architecture, everyday life, cities, and political figures. An extensive system of cross-references link concepts, people and events
Notes "A Roundtable press book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject China -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Reference works.
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LC no. 97052622
ISBN 0816043744 paperback
0816026939 alkaline paper