Biographical Dictionary of the People’s Republic of China

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About the Book

This biographical dictionary is an indispensable research tool for information about the prominent persons of the past seven decades in China. The book documents nearly 600 Chinese individuals who contributed, for better or worse, to the development of Chinese life and culture since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Though the book is weighted toward political figures, it includes persons in business, the military, academia, medicine, social movements, the arts, entertainment and athletics. In addition to an objective description of the person’s life, an analysis is provided that identifies the individual’s contributions and importance.

About the Author(s)

Yuwu Song is Chinese studies librarian at the Library of Congress. He lives in Germantown, Maryland.

Bibliographic Details

Yuwu Song
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 452
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3582-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0298-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Preface 1

The Biographical Dictionary 3

Bibliography 433

About the Contributors 435

Index of Persons 439


Book Reviews & Awards

“will add personality to Chinese studies collections”—Library Journal; “recommended”—Choice.