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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
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20,242 words
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This entry consists of three subentries: ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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1,321 words
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The largest and most populous country in East Asia, China has had a dominating influence over approximately one quarter of ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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4,501 words

The People's Republic of China (PRC) is one of the world's few remaining communist party states. China, like Cuba, ...

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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2,431 words

The empire of China, which had captured the attention of Europeans from the time of Marco Polo's celebrated report of ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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15,263 words
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This entry contains five subentries on the economic history of China during ancient and feudal times; during the Tang, ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
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12,549 words
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This entry contains two subentries: Chinese Navigation, Voyages of Exploration ...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
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2,701 words

Medicine in China currently combines western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and medicine of Minority with its own history in China. ...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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15,393 words

[To survey the dance traditions of China, this entry comprises six articles: An Overview Folk and Minority Dance Dance ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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6,105 words
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[This entry includes five subentries, a historical overview and discussions of the Nationalist government, of the autonomous regions of ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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476 words

The enormous distance between Byz. and china makes direct contact between the two doubtful. Byz. coins and precious objects, however, ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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2,168 words
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1. Ceramics. 2. Furniture ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
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3,515 words
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Located in eastern Asia, the third largest country in the world in area (9,562,904 sq. km) and the most populous ...

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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13,083 words

[This entry contains two subentries, The Famine of the 1960s and Tiananmen Massacre.] ...

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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1,136 words

African American identification with China stemmed from black perceptions of international politics and from a shared sense of misery in ...

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Lyman P. Van Slyke

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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9,716 words
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For the fighting in China, see Chiang Kai-Shek, China–Burma–India theatre, and China incident. ...

1. Introduction

The China

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,335 words

Buddhism first entered China some time during the 1st century ce, probably with foreign traders who arrived via the ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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1,028 words
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The People's Republic of China is the world's third largest country. Most people live on the eastern coastal plains, in ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
607 words
The country's rich indigenous traditions of folk, classical, and acrobatic dance reflect the diversity of its 50 plus national groups, but are best known through the productions of Peking ... More
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Régine Thiriez

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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2,441 words

Photography in China experienced three distinct developments. In the mid‐19th century, the conservative Chinese empire had no desire to be ...

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
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31,201 words
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Demographics and a Brief Historical Perspective

Robert T. Francoeur

A. Demographics

The People's Republic of China is the largest country in

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