ERIC Number: ED080393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Asia: A Guide to Basic Books.
Embree, Ainslie T., Comp.; And Others
Three hundred and sixteen books dating from 1915 to 1966 with the majority published in the 1950s and 1960s are listed in this annotated bibliography. The purpose of the guide is to identify basic books on Asia which are especially useful for teachers, mature students, and adults who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of Asian peoples and cultures. The overall organization of the bibliography is by four geographical sections: Asia -- General, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. More coverage is given to the countries of India, China and Japan. Each of the sections (except for Southeast Asia) begins with a short bibliographic essay indicating books of special importance, and is then classified by subject: general works, cultural, political, and economic history, religion and philosophy, literature, arts, social structure and modern developments. Author entries contain complete bibliographic information and indicate when a book is available in paperback. Descriptive annotations define the scope of the work. Special features include sections on bibliography of bibliographies; publisher's list, and an author index. A supplement to this original publication is described in ED 059 132. (SJM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Burmese Culture, Chinese Culture, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Developing Nations, Foreign Culture, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Education, Non Western Civilization, Resource Materials, Social Studies
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Authoring Institution: ASIA Society, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Vietnam