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By Rudolf G. Wagner (auth.), Milena Doleželová-Velingerová, Rudolf G Wagner (eds.)

This is a suite of pioneering reviews on chinese language encyclopaedias of contemporary wisdom (1870-1930). At a transitional time while smooth wisdom was once wanted but few glossy colleges have been to be had, those works have been an important resources of knowledge for a whole iteration.

This quantity investigates lots of those encyclopaedias, which have been by no means reprinted and are not often recognized even to experts, for the 1st time. The participants to this assortment all focus on the interval in query and feature labored jointly for a few years. The ensuing reviews exhibit that those encyclopaedias open a different window onto the migration and ordering platforms of data throughout cultural and linguistic borders.

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