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ISBN 13 : 1538130068
Pages : 825 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0810867656
Pages : 393 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1538123029
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ISBN 13 : 0810863081
Pages : 582 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) PDF Format Full Free by James Z. Gao and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-06-16 with total page 582 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) offers a concise but comprehensive examination of the political, military, economic, social, and cultural development of modern China. Instead of focusing merely on the political elites of China, this reference covers a variety of significant persons, including women and ethnic minorities; new historical concepts; cultural and educational institutions; and economic activities. Drawing on newly-available records, including a large mass of governmental and family archives, the narratives presented reveal new facts, offer a new interpretation in accordance with China's modernization process during the late Qing period, and a revisionist perspective on the Republican history. The chronology records not only political and military events but also other experiences of the Chinese people. The bibliography gives prominence to current literature on China's drive towards modernization and appendixes provide the reader with detailed information on China's cultural and economic transformation.


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ISBN 13 : 1538111276
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ISBN 13 : 0810878984
Pages : 470 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Jazz PDF Format Full Free by John S. Davis and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012-09-13 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of Jazz covers the history of Jazz through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on significant jazz performers, band leaders, bands, venues, record labels, recordings, and the different styles of jazz. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone seeking a broader understanding of the history of jazz and the connections within the genre.


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ISBN 13 : 1442249277
Pages : 692 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0810878992
Pages : 482 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0810878259
Pages : 394 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0810879808
Pages : 458 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0810879220
Pages : 508 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema PDF Format Full Free by Daw-Ming Lee and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012-11-08 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema covers the history of Taiwan cinema during both the Japanese colonial period (1895–1945) and Chinese Nationalist period (1945–present). This is accomplished through a chronology, list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and more than a hundred cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios, and genres. The book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Taiwan cinema, as well as the social, political, financial, and creative intricacies of how at least one important national cinema developed.


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ISBN 13 : 0810867699
Pages : 515 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0810867567
Pages : 273 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0810874598
Pages : 508 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0810879514
Pages : 368 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0810879174
Pages : 640 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0810873974
Pages : 394 pages
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