An exciting addition to Scribner's World History program, the Encyclopedia of Modern China
is designed for academic and professional users -- from advanced high
school students and undergraduates to professors, journalists, and
business people -- as well as public library patrons. The encyclopedia
showcases the work of an international body of prominent scholars, who
offer accessible, original, and authoritative analysis of all aspects
of the history and culture of China since 1800.
In more than 2,000 pages of alphabetical entries, each ranging from 500 to 5,000 words, Encyclopedia of Modern China
provides critical information on the most populous country and most
dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics,
religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient
and enduring civilization is explored from the beginning of the
nineteenth century to the present day.
Given China's increasing
role in world affairs, its modern history and culture are of great
interest to many, and this work is designed to bring reliable and
accessible facts and analysis to students, professionals, and others
who study and interact with China and her people.
Commissioned contributors from colleges and
universities in China and around the world provide authoritative
content and fresh scholarly analysis
Scores of tables, charts, graphs, and maps illustrate key points
A glossary appendix listing transliteration of unique names, terms, and expressions
A cumulative index, cross references, and lists of related
topics in each article provide multiple access points to the
All articles end with bibliographies, suggesting important sources for reference and further reading
A chronology of Chinese history since 1800 outlines key
events in the nation's recent history, and offers international
parallels for context and perspective
An appendix of primary sources helps to enhance readers' understanding of life in modern China
Thematic outline of contents: This navigational tool provides access to all articles by subject and theme
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