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Internet Guide for Chinese Studies Newsletter
http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/ignew.htm
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14 Jan 2005, recorded by Hanno E. Lecher

New in IGCS - Bibliographies
(http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/igbiblio.htm):

Chinese, Japanese and Western Research in Chinese Historical Metrology: A
Classified Bibliography (1925-2002)

Ed./Corp.: Ulrich Theobald and Hans Ulrich Vogel, Institute for Sinology and
Korean Studies, University of Tubingen, Germany; 2004.
URL.:
http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/sinologie/sino/personal/vogel/bibliography_metro
logy.pdf
Language: English.

Self description: "The historical subjects covered by this bibliography span
from the origin of the Chinese civilisation until the Qing period
(1644-1911), with the inclusion of some entries referring to the Republican
Period and the PRC as well as to music, as far as it focuses on metrological
problems. We have tried to be as inclusive as possible in the collection of
materials and the compilation of the entries, but given the output of
publications nowadays and the often very marginal character of publications
dealing with historical metrology this can only be a first attempt at
providing historians, especially those investigating economic and
institutional history, with a reference tool that may prove helpful for
their research. We have not only included articles and books written in
Chinese and English, but also such in Japanese, French, German, Russian, and
even Korean."

Description: This is an impressive list of both monographs and articles on
the topic, although annotations to the works listed (or at least to the more
important ones) are direly missing, as are introductory remarks on each
chapter.

Contents: (1) General Surveys on the History of Weighing and Measuring in
China; (2) The Pre-Zhou Period; (3) Histories of Length Measuring from the
Zhou to the Qing Period; (4) History on Capacity Measuring from the Zhou to
the Qing Period; (5) History of Weighing from the Zhou to the Qing Period;
(6) History of Area Measuring from the Zhou to the Qing Period; (7) Chinese
Music (selected bibliography concerning measuring in music); (8) Varia
Concerning Weights and Measures.

Note: Large file (640 KB) in Adobe PDF format.

Resource suggested by Hans Ulrich Vogel, Institute for Sinology and Korean
Studies, University of Tubingen, Germany.

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With kind regards,

Hanno E. Lecher

INTERNET GUIDE FOR CHINESE STUDIES -- editor
http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/

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