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Biographical dictionary of the People's Republic of China.


Biographical dictionary of the People's Republic of China.

Ed. by Yuwu Song.



443 pages



This reference compiles biographical entries on 588 key figures from the past 70 years in China, since the country's founding in 1949, highlighting the contributions of those who impacted the development of Chinese life and culture. While most of the entries profile political figures, there are also many entries on those in business, the military, the arts, medicine, entertainment, sports, and social movements. Each entry begins with a chronological account of the person's life and a summary of facts and dates, then moves on to analyze the person's significance in Chinese culture. Editor Song is Chinese studies librarian at the Library of Congress.

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