Japanese Scholars of China: A Bibliographical Handbook
|Author: ||Wixted, John|
Japanese scholarship is of great importance for virtually every field of Chinese studies. This Handbook leads to a wealth of bibliographical and biographical information about more than 1,500 twentieth-century Japanese scholars of China. The work offers accurate readings of scholars' names, short characterizations of their areas of specialization, and indexes references to them in four other volumes. It includes as many bibliographies as possible of the work of individual Japanese China scholars, and includes hundreds of Japanese-language books and articles about them, as well as Festschriften dedicated to them. Pays special attention to English and other Western-language material about their scholarship: book-length translations, book reviews, and summaries. The Handbook has eight indexes: scholars' surnames by Chinese reading, scholars listed by field of study, scholars' western-language books; names of non-Japanese cited in volume; Chinese characters for journal titles, publishers, place of publication, phrases cited. As numerous scholars included in the Handbook are of importance to the study of Japan, Korea and other parts of Asia, the volume will benefit students of these areas as well.
"There can be no doubt that it will make the life of all serious, responsible sinologists much easier. . . . intelligently and elegantly designed. Through the high efficiency of his design, Wixted is actually able to pack about 700 pages of material into the four hundred and seventy some pages of the book. For me, there is always an intense pleasure in working my way through a Wixted book because of the lavish attention to detail and logic that inform its every page." - Sino-Platonic Papers
". . . this book is an indispensable reference which should be in the studies of every scholar of China, traditional or modern as well as in all major research libraries. The functional organization and informative introduction enhance its value as one of the basic guides to Japanese work on China available in a Western-language." - William H. Nienhauser, Jr. in Scholarly Research and Review