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Dictionary of Chinese Biography: Complete 4-Volume Set

Dictionary of Chinese Biography: Complete 4-Volume Set

$779.00

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography uses the life stories of key individuals, selected from the earliest dynasties to the present day, to tell the story of China itself over the entire span of its history. Volume 4, available separately, is on contemporary figures. Long-form essays by  many of the world’s leading China scholars introduce key figures who have shaped, influenced, and transformed China over the millennia: emperors, politicians, poets, writers, artists, scientists, explorers and philosophers. This is the first time that such comprehensive collection has been available in English, produced by internationally recognized experts, and designed to satisfy the growing thirst for knowledge about China. “No biographical dictionary of China has successfully replaced Herbert Giles’s [1898] work until the new DCB. It’s about time!” –Benjamin Elman, Princeton University.

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The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography uses the life stories of key individuals, selected from the earliest dynasties to the present day, to tell the story of China itself over the entire span of its history. Volume 4, available separately, is on contemporary figures. Long-form essays by  many of the world’s leading China scholars introduce key figures who have shaped, influenced, and transformed China over the millennia: emperors, politicians, poets, writers, artists, scientists, explorers and philosophers. This is the first time that such comprehensive collection has been available in English, produced by internationally recognized experts, and designed to satisfy the growing thirst for knowledge about China.

“No biographical dictionary of China has successfully replaced Herbert Giles’s [1898] work until the new DCB. It’s about time!” –Benjamin Elman, Princeton University.

Dictionary of Chinese Biography V1, Prehistory to 907

Xia and Shang, Zhou, Qin, Southern & Northern, Sui, Tang

Dictionary of Chinese Biography V2, From 960 to 1644

Song, Jurchen Jin, Yuan, Ming

Dictionary of Chinese Biography V3, From 1644 to 1979

Qing, Republic of China, PRC

Dictionary of Chinese Biography V4, From 1979 to 2015

PRC, Greater China

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Pages

1840

ISBN

9781614729754

Format

Volumes

4

Chinese Title

宝库山 中国传记大全

Reviews

  1. Wm. Theodore de Bary

    “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.”

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