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China. (World bibliographical series; v. 35) 1. ChinaBibliography I. , Old Clarendon Ironworks, 35A Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6AT, England. , 130 Cremona Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93116, USA. Designed by Bernard Crossland. , Reading, England. , Midsomer Norton. THE WORLD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SERIES This series, which is principally designed for the English speaker, will eventually cover every country (and many of the world's principal regions), each in a separate volume comprising annotated entries on works dealing with its history, geography, economy and politics; and with its people, their culture, customs, religion and social organization.

It is a selective, annotated bibliography which covers all fields and disciplines. Subjects include scholarly and somewhat technical areas, such as geology or current economic analysis, but also range from fiction and poetry, painting and travel guides to instructions on how to cook a Chinese meal or brew a nice cup of tea. There are 1502 entries, which refer to more than 2,200 titles, primarily English-language books. China is too vast to be encompassed in one publication; accordingly, the World Bibliographical Series devotes more than one volume to the subject (as it also does in the case of the United States): Hong Kong (1990, no.

New Haven, Connecticut; London: Yale University Press, 1983. 290p. map. An anthology of vignettes of daily life and concerns. In 1936, a national campaign solicited contributions from various local people to describe the great or small events of their lives on one day, 21 May. The translators group their selection from the resulting book, Zhongguo di yi ri, edited by Mao Dun and others (Shanghai, 1936), into four sections: '''Family" and Women', pieces by or about women in the family and at work; "'Heads" and Political Authority', providing glimpses (generally unfavourable) of leaders, or 'heads' (zhang) trying to control local society; "'Superstitions" (mixin) and Popular Religion', describing false doctrines, Page 2 wastefulness in popular religion (such as extravagant weddings and funerals), and the intrusion of Christianity; and "'Chinese Traitors" and the Enemy', on collaboration with and resistance to the Japanese occupation in North China.

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