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Modern China: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Nationalism

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Wang Ke-wen, Editor

NEW YORK: GARLAND PUBLISHING, 1998 XXXV + 442 PAGES

In this age of large, multivolume publications on China, both past and present, another encyclopedic work on the modern period, albeit a single volume work, is welcome in the library and in the classroom. Moreover, while it is a most difficult task to transform the extremely complex history of modern China into a balanced and coherent reference work, Wang Ke-wen and his collaborators have accepted the challenge and made a fairly good showing of it.