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Historical Dictionary of Guangzhou (Canton) and Guangdong (Historical Dictionaries of Cities of the World) (Historical Dictionaries of Cities, States, and Regions) Hardcover – 4 Feb 1999

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press (4 Feb. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810835169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810835160
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.2 x 22.1 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,841,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This well-researched and concise reference work is very useful for the study of modern China, especially on one of its most populous, vibrant, and prosperous regions.--American Reference Books Annual

...of particular interest to anyone who needs to find information on either Guangzhou or Guangdong quickly.--Pacific Affairs

The introductions to the two dictionaries are informative and succinct. The bibliography, which is arranged by classifications, is comprehensive...the information in the book is generally accurate...a handbook for the inquisitve tourist and the general reader interested in contemporary politics.--Copenhagen Journal Of Asian Studies

The alphabetical entries identify people, places, events, and cultural activities, and are well cross-referenced.--Reference and Research Book News


In the HISTORICAL DICTIONARIES OF CITIES OF THE WORLD series. A dictionary of the geography, politics and society of the city of Guangzhou in south China and its surrounding province. Provides an alphabetical listing of the people, places, events and cultural activities. Presented in two sections, one covering the city and the other the province.

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