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1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

Edited By

Edward L. Davis

ISBN 9780415241298
Published February 11, 2005 by Routledge
824 Pages

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Book Description

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture contains nearly 1,200 entries written by an international team of specialists to enable readers to explore a range of diverse and fascinating cultural subjects from prisons to rock groups, underground Christian churches to TV talk shows and radio hotlines. Experimental artists with names such as ‘Big-Tailed Elephants’ and ‘The North-Pole Group’ nestle between the covers alongside entries on lotteries, gay cinema, political jokes, sex shops, theme parks, ‘New Authoritarians’ and ‘Little Emperors’. These, as well as more traditional subjects and biographical entries, are indexed under eighteen categories for easy thematic reference.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A; Chapter 2 B; Chapter 3 C; Chapter 4 D; Chapter 5 E; Chapter 6 F; Chapter 7 G; Chapter 8 H; Chapter 9 I; Chapter 10 J; Chapter 11 K; Chapter 12 L; Chapter 13 M; Chapter 14 N; Chapter 15 O; Chapter 16 P; Chapter 17 Q; Chapter 18 R; Chapter 19 S; Chapter 20 T; Chapter 21 U; Chapter 22 V; Chapter 23 w; Chapter 24 X; Chapter 25 Y; Chapter 26 Z; Index;

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Edward L.Davis is Associate Professor of History at the University of Hawai'i, USA.


'Fascinating topics...Davis's book is an effective reference source for understanding contemporary Chinese culture. Recommended.' - Choice

'It will serve as a welcome introduction to all facets of Chinese studies. Highly recommended.' - Library Journal

'Highly recommended for the reference sections of academic and larger public libraries, and a pleasure for the curious to dip into at random.' – Booklist