A comprehensive and current guide to the basic problems encountered in researching traditional Chinese civilization and history, this manual includes discussions of over 1000 primary sources as well as 1000 reference works. The first part covers the basics of language, geography, dates, time, statistics and primary sources. The second part treats primary sources, such as archives, legal codes, literature and science. The final section lists key sources by historical period, from the pre-Qin period through to the Qing.
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