This 1975 bibliography catalogues the holdings of Chinese newspapers and periodicals in European libraries in the early 1970s. Europe had relatively few individual libraries that matched the finest collections in the USA and Japan but the richness and diversity of what is available has been seldom appreciated. Most scholars are aware of the main collections in Great Britain and France, but few will know, for example, that in Rome there are twenty libraries with holdings of sinological material. This bibliography also includes the range of Soviet and East European library holdings, in total cataloguing over one hundred libraries from twelve European countries. The titles are romanised according to the Pinyin system, and each entry comprises a bibliographical section followed by lists of holdings of individual libraries. Designed to facilitate the researches of those already using European libraries and to stimulate others to make more use of them, this volume is still of interest today.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press