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Title Chinese encyclopaedias of new global knowledge (1870-1930) : changing ways of thought / Milena Dolezelová-Velingerová, Rudolf G. Wagner, editors
Published Berlin : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 472 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Transcultural research-- Heidelberg studies on Asia and Europe in a global context, 2191-656X
Transcultural research-- Heidelberg studies on Asia and Europe in a global context. 2191-656X
Contents Late Qing Encyclopaedias: Establishing a New Enterprise -- From News to New Knowledge : Newspapers as Sources for Early Modern Chinese Encyclopaedias -- The Complete Compilation of New Knowledge (1902): Its Classification Scheme and its Sources -- The Formation of Encyclopaedic Commonplaces during the Late Qing: Entries on the Newspaper -- Japanese Encyclopaedias. A Hidden Impact on Late Qing Chinese Encyclopaedias? -- From The Register of Ancients to Befriend to Brief Biographies of Notables Worldwide A Study of Late Qing Biographical Dictionaries -- Wenxue in the Purview of late Qing Encyclopaedias and Textbooks With a Focus on Huang Ren's Activities as Compiler -- Modern Chinese Encyclopaedic Dictionaries: Novel Concepts and New Terminology (1903 1911) -- New Methods to Nourish the People : Late Qing. Encyclopaedic Writings on Political Economy -- Helping Our People to Jointly Hurry Along the Path to Civilization : The Everyday Cyclopaedia, Riyong baike quanshu -- China's New Encyclopaedia and Their Readers -- Studies on the Characteristics of Late Qing Encyclopaedia Entries -- List of encyclopaedic works studied in this volume
Summary This is a set of pioneering studies on Chinese encyclopaedias of modern knowledge (1870-1930). At a transitional time when modern knowledge was sought after yet few modern schools were available, these works were crucial sources of information for an entire generation. This volume investigates many of these encyclopaedias, which were never reprinted and are hardly known even to specialists, for the first time. The contributors to this collection all specialize in the period in question and have worked together for a number of years. The resulting studies show that these encyclopaedias open a unique window onto the migration and ordering systems of knowledge across cultural and linguistic borders
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English and Chinese
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed August 20, 2013)
Subject Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Chinese -- History and criticism.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Doleželová-Velingerová, Milena, 1932-2012, editor
Wagner, Rudolf G., editor
ISBN 129986063X (ebk)
3642359167 (electronic bk.)
9781299860636 (ebk)
9783642359163 (electronic bk.)